Bespoke Cabinet, Reclaimed Wood
We created this cabinet for one of our most loyal client and biggest fan. He challenged us to create a cabinet for (part of ) his extensive Vinyl Collection.
It was to be placed right behind his sofa, facing his desk, chair and benches…. all original George Nakashima…
If ever we faced a hard challenge this was one of them as we’d literally be facing our Favorite Wood Master of all times…
We designed the cabinet to perfectly fit the sofa, created space for a double row of LPs, incorporated traditional joinery and used one of the finest wood-varieties available: reclaimed Chin-Chang wood, a rosewood variety we recuperated from some one hundred plus year old beams used in a house in Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand, where we are based.
The client LOVED.
- cabinet Reclaimed Chin-Chang wood
- Finish Diamond Oiled
- Size W 330 x D 36 x H 75 cm
- W 130 x D 14.17 x H 29.5 in
More and more clients contact us with a question to create from scratch. Some clients offer their own sketches, others have faith in our eye and let us design for them.
Feel free to reach out with your specific questions, share any reference photos, and try to be as specific as possible: let us know which materials you’d prefer, ideal dimensions and any information you can think of to help us understand what you are looking for.
We will study your brief, get back to you with any further questions we might have and give you an idea of budget. Should the budget be too high we can discuss alternatives (changing materials, tweak the design, …).
Please note that we will not accept requests to copy existing designs by others.
P. Tendercool is based in Thailand, where a couple of generations ago every house was a wooden one. Thailand was spoiled for choice and many houses were constructed using now rare exotic tropical woods. We made it our mission to score these and turn vintage floors, beams, and pillars into truly unique furniture, created for you, towards your specifications.
We use traditional wood-working techniques and – unless you ask otherwise – refrain from levelling the bottom of a table. Our furniture will more often than not show imperfections we cherish, traces of its past: old wooden pegs, old joinery, some restored holes, all signs of the wood’s previous life.
Don’t worry! We ship about one third of our creations overseas and enjoy a near perfect track-record. Do contact us if you’d have any questions or concerns. We’ll get back to you within 12 hours.
Delivery to the port nearest to you (by sea)
This is the most affordable shipping option. You will need to arrange transport from the nearest port to your (client) home. There are two options:
- With help of a provided customs broker who arranges all the paperwork for you and informs where and when to pick up the crate(s). Since COVID-19 outbreak this custom broker service costs a flat fee of 1,300 US Dollar and is included in our quotation. All other costs are included, except some charges* at destination which cannot be pre-paid.
- With help of a customs broker of your choice who arranges all the paperwork for you and informs where and when to pick up the crate(s). He will invoice you directly. All other costs are included, except some charges* which cannot be pre-paid.
Delivery to your – or your client’s – doorstep (by air or by sea)
A customs broker handles all the paperwork and informs when the shipment is scheduled and when they would deliver. All costs are included except some local charges* at destination which cannot be pre-paid. We will always advise both DHL by air and sea shipping costs.
Note: to date we cannot arrange ‘White Glove’ delivery from Thailand: you should arrange help to uncrate, install and remove packaging. In reality a little pocket money to delivery people can do wonders. For larger items we suggest checking with the customs broker in advance if they are willing to offer that extra service.
Overview of charge* at destination
・ Local VAT (there is no import-tax on our furniture).
・ Merchandise processing fee = 0.3464% of value (USA).
・ Harbor maintenance fee = 0.125% of value (USA).
・ Storage fee (as per receipt, if any).
・ Customs inspection fee (as per receipt, if any).
・ Destination terminal fee (based on warehouse’s tariff which is different for each warehouse at destination port).
Due to COVID-19, there are huge fluctuations in the shipping fees at the moment. Unfortunately for us, we can only secure shipping quotes for a maximum of two weeks. This means that we can only provide an estimate of the shipping quote when you place an order. Once production is nearly completed, we’ll re-assess shipping costs and let you know if there are any changes. We’ll of course do our best to keep shipping as low as possible for you.
We will add 7% VAT for items delivered in Thailand.
・ For payments by credit card, 2% will be added.
・ Since we are based in Thailand our prices are listed in Thai Baht. Listed prices in US Dollar are indicative, will fluctuate with exchange rate.
・ Payment possible in Thai Baht, US Dollar or Euro.