Furniture Yogyakarta is in an all-time high demand because of its quality, craftsmanship, as well as its design. Go to many quality solid hardwood furniture stores and you’ll see that many of the pieces you see are labeled with Made in Indonesia. How could they not be; the country is one of the largest furniture exporters in the world. Interested in going to Indonesia yourself to take a look at the furnitures?
Why furniture Yogyakarta instead of Bali?
Most of you would come to Bali instead of furniture Yogyakarta for your search. Bali remains the number one destination whether it’s for tourism or for furniture purchase. In fact, there are numerous furniture stores in Bali dedicated to exporting custom orders for furnitures and the likes. However, most of the furniture sold in Bali are actually not produced locally on the island.
Those who have some knowledge with Indonesian furniture would know that the biggest producer and/or suppliers of furnitures is Java, most popularly the Jepara regency. And a large number of the furniture that are sold in Bali comes from the area. Yogyakarta is the closest major city in Java from Jepara. In fact, during ancient times, woods from Jepara are used by the royalties in Yogyakarta. There are numerous furniture stores in the city and it’s likely to find a much better price compared to the ones sold in Bali.
Finding furniture stores
Finding furniture stores in Indonesia is easy peasy. Whether it’s in Java or Bali, all you have to do is know where to look. However, the sheer variations will get you lost in no time. Finding the furniture Yogyakarta stores could be difficult exactly because you’re spoiled with choices!
If your time going to Indonesia is still a couple of months away, then you could still make good preparations. You could come well-prepared with your research on the good stores you could find in Indonesia. Note that the ones you found on your initial search is just a starting point; you’ll be surprised to find better selections or better deals once you actually landed in Indonesia.
Shipping furniture abroad
If you’re keen on doing your furniture hunting in Bali instead of Java (Jogjakarta or Jepara) for whatever reason; don’t worry, you’re still going to have a pretty good time and a pretty good deal. Most furniture stores in Bali would already have a contract with a shipping agency that could help you ship to your designated country. Moreover, people who have shops in Bali are used to deal with foreigners looking for their furniture fix. So you really don’t have to worry too much about communication and how to find reliable shipping companies.
Looking for furniture Yogyakarta is also a great choice. It could be a more economically smart alternative, in fact. Yogyakarta is only several hours drive away from Jepara, and the overall cost of furniture sold in the region is more affordable compared to the ones sold in Bali.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping cost would depend on your items, and there are some slight variations from one shipping agency to another. But on an overall price range, expect to pay approximately 250 USD per cubic meter, or 3,5 million Indonesian Rupiah (around the time of this writing, remember that exchange rate fluctuates). If you want to get a good idea on current prices, make sure that you ask more than one store that has a contract with a shipping agency.