Discover Tropical Salvage

Salvaging a large log in Indonesia

Founded in the mid-1990s, Tropical Salvage creates beautiful products and environmentally positive jobs, and as an essential part of doing business, actively contributes to conservation and biodiversity efforts in Indonesia.

Furniture and homeware

Tropical Salvage's main business is salvaging wood and turning this resource into beautiful, affordable furniture and homeware. Working in Indonesia, our wood is largely salvaged on the islands of Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. We mill and carefully dry our wood at our production site in Central Java. We design and produce in-house, employing over 100 people in Indonesia and the US to create our products.

Each piece of Tropical Salvage furniture is truly unique. We work in one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, and have access to a range of wood species that display stunning character.

Discovering buried wood

Conservation, biodiversity, and jobs

Tropical Salvage uses the marketplace to drive positive change. We make our products from resources that would otherwise be lost, burnt, or left to decay. We do not cut down trees to make our furniture. We salvage wood from rivers, landslides, land conversion projects, plantation cull and volcanic lahars. Using revenues generated by sales of our products, we buy land in Indonesia to reforest it with endemic tree species in an effort to increase biodiversity and carbon storage in Indonesia’s extraordinary tropical ecosystems.

Our business is a profitable conservation initiative. Our work has created environmentally positive jobs in Indonesia that draw on a rich history of craftsmanship and aesthetics.

You can find our products in our Portland, Oregon store and at various select locations throughout the Northwest region of the USA.

Tropical Salvage furniture and homeware