Furniture Story

Reclaimed Timber Furniture

Zuku specialises in a unique and exclusive range of Spanish colonial reclaimed timber home furniture which is individually handcrafted by local artisans in South America. 

Each piece of wooden furniture is made from recycled timber collected from such places as demolished buildings and bridges in South America. The timber is hardwood (predominantly oak) and can range in age from 90 to 300 years and as such reflects a beautiful character which can be difficult to find. 

Each original piece of furniture is made by hand and therefore no two pieces are alike. The joinery is finished in the old style and many pieces feature hand forged wrought iron in the design. As the process of making the furniture can take some time, we try to keep all our furniture in stock which means we can offer quick delivery once you place your order.

The classic wood furniture style works well in both traditional and contemporary settings and will add warmth and character to any home. It’s beautiful, solid, down to earth furniture with a rustic Mediterranean feel which will be loved by your family for generations. 

The range of original furniture includes Spanish colonial reclaimed / recycled timber:

  • - bedroom furniture
  • - dining tables, dining chairs, stools and benches
  • - coffee tables, side tables and entertainment units
  • - console tables, buffets, hutches and cabinets
  • - hall stands, mirrors, chests / trunks, room dividers and bookshelves

as well as:

  • - wrought iron wall decor

Spanish Colonial

The Spanish colonial style reflects the unique combination of Spanish and indigenous elements that dominated in the early Spanish colonies of North and South America. 

The colonisation of the Americas by Spain lasted for over four hundred years, from 1492 to 1898.  Revolutionary movements, in the early 19th century resulted in the independence of most Spanish colonies however the cultural influences including the style of furniture are still prevalent. 

Product Maintenance

For more information on how to care for your reclaimed / recycled timber furniture, email us here to request a Product Care Instructions information sheet.