I bought a house from a village developer, and it is currently being built. My budget is a bit tight as I would soon have it renovated after the unit is turned-over to me (e.g. security fence/gate, tiles, etc)
This would leave me with a very limited budget for the furnishings. I would love to have mahogany furniture from Focolare Cainta/Tagyatay, or other wood furniture makers. I really love to see the natural grain of solid wood which could be stained into beech, tan, mahogany or wenge color.
But then I always see palochina furniture near the roadside. So yesterday I inquired. For less than PHP20,000, I got all these:
Sofa Bed (convertible to a 50" x 70" bed) - PHP2, 500
Queen 54" x 75" Bed with Headboard - PHP3,200
6-seater Dining Set - PHP4,500
Double Deck Bed with Ladder (36" x 75") - PHP3,200
Single 36" x 75" Bed with Headboard - PHP1,500
Sala Set (3-1-1) with Coffee Table - PHP4,500
I know these palochina wood came from wood crates. I used to buy them per kilo, when there was a store near our village. Used these wood for many projects like false front of drawers, frame edge of platform beds, etc. And they really look good.
I know palochina or pine wood is not hardwood. But with proper design and support, the furniture product could be made stronger. I am just finalizing my designs. They customize based on the buyer's designs.
I wonder if any PEXer has bought palochina furniture before. Any feedback?
Are there palochina furniture makers in Binan/Sta Rosa Laguna, or Carmona, Cavite?