Founded in 1991 by Joemadi a furniture craftsman in Banyuwangi, East Java, "Jan furniture" starting as a small scale furniture manufacturer. Located near Bali island, the company handcrafting European antique furniture and reclaimed teak furniture for for several furniture exporters in Denpasar, Bali.
Advantage by carving tradition
In 1995, Jan Furniture established a new wood furniture workshop in Jepara, Central Java. The wood carving and sculpting tradition of Jepara people become a new advantage that allowing the company supply European antique furniture reproduction to its clients.
Jepara carving artisans have unique expertise which is good in carving a furniture replica rather than Javanese traditional carving pattern. The expertise in carving wooden relief according to pictures/photos got our interests to start furniture manufacturing in Jepara.
Some time later, the company focused in making Antique reproduction furniture in Central Java, while the East Java focused on reclaimed wood furniture manufacturing.
Custom made furniture
In 2012 Ms. Annabella Adjani the primary client of the company took over the business and start a new brand of "JAN Furniture". The company directed to focusing on custom made furniture manufacturing and furnishing projects by optimizing collaboration with various furniture manufacturers in Indonesia.
Managed to build a large furniture handcrafting cooperation that combine various woodworking industries into a continuous line of wood furniture production, sawmills, kiln-dry chamber rental, tenon mortise workshop, wood carving artisans, and various furniture craftsmen.
Supported by the woodworking business partners, we work with many other small scale furniture craftsmen to work on hotel, restaurant, and private home furnishing projects.
The handcrafting network also allows us to provide our customer with an extensive styles of handcrafting furniture and woodworking products.
Collaborative handcrafting networks
Although its look simple and easy to work with, wood furniture manufacturing requires a complicated process and detailed techniques. Skilled carpentry and best hardwood are not enough to build a good wood furniture.
Expertise and Craftsmanship
The complexity of the wood furniture manufacturing requires expertise and craftsmanship that know how to handle the selection of wood logs, decide the sawing methods, cross-cutting, planning, molding, construction and joinery design, assembling, to the final process the sanding-finishing.
These expertise and craftsmanship often lacking in large-run furniture manufacturing facilities since most of them focusing on mass production of large quantities of similar furniture products.
That's where Jan Furniture with its collaborative handcrafting networks make a difference. We have expertise in obtaining and selecting the best hardwoods in Indonesia, we are able to match craftsmen in our handcrafting network to meet craftsmanship requirements for your projects.
Vary in capacity and capability
Our in-house custom design furniture manufacturing facility combine with the handcrafting cooperation with various furniture craftsmen and artisans, allowing us to supply you with various Indonesian made to order furniture and handicrafts mixed with custom made furniture to your designs. Any of the craftsmen involved within the partnership are vary in capacity and capability, starting from wood carving artisans to semi-machine furniture factory.
Where did we get them?
Rough timber used to build our furniture came from deciduous wood plantation and production forests managed by PERHUTANI, a state-owned company in Indonesia. The trees are planted and cared to ensure they are suitable for wood industries, grows straight with a minimum of branches.
The company strictly controls the cycle of planting and logging on 2 million hectares of teak plantation in Java and production forest on several islands of Indonesia. The size and the age of the harvested wood restricted to preserve natural resources while providing high-quality timber to industries.
We left them to dry naturally
Harvesting procedures of the Perhutani plantation involve a seasoning process. The tree is cut in 2 - 5 cm depth to allows the water flows downward out of the tree and left it dry for sometimes. This seasoning process took about 6 month to a year according to the timber size.
This seasoning process makes most of the rough timber comes from Perhutani plantation has no bark.
The front node of the production line in our collaborative network are sawmills. Each of these partners is focuses to work a single types of wood, teak timber sawmill working on teak rough timber, and mahogany sawmill for mahogany timber, etc.
Any of our rough timbers is processed in these sawmills according to our cutting instructions and specifications, this allows us to quarter swan or flat sawn the timber to customer request.
Partnering with the kiln dry chamber rental allows us to dry the timber into 12% moisture contents using an adequate facility. This is to ensure any timber used in our wood furniture has reached it maximum dryness.
Some of the craftsmen of our partnership own a traditional kiln dry chamber that use sawdust, bark, and wood scraps This is a time consuming drying process but cost efficient, it can dry the timber into 12% moisture contents.
Whether using the modern kiln-dry chamber rental or craftsmen's traditional kiln dry, we ensure any wood furniture we ship to our customers has been dried properly into maximum dryness to minimize any cracking and warping problems in future.