Our ship wood collection are made from antique pieces of recycled wood that are salvaged from old Chinese trading boats. These boats were being used to transport goods up and down the Pearl, Li, Yangtze and Huang Rivers in Southern China. Each boat that was salvaged can be traced back to the year it was commissioned, and the river on which it traveled. The wood is a mixture of Catalpa and Teak that dates back 30-70 years. Each piece of recycled wood has its own unique character and story that is passed along in every Nook and Cranny Ship Wood Collection. Please look for your ship wood identification plate in each of your furniture which celebrates its past history.