By Abhijit Phadke
The beautifully hand-crafted Sheesham Jhula shown in the photograph below was photographed at the Navi Mumbai Arts Festival 2013 that was held at Urban Haat in CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai from 24th to 28th Jan-2013.
I did not ask the price of this jhula, so unfortunately I cannot specify it here. But overall I felt that the rates of all the Sheesham wood furniture that was on display was more or less comparable with the rates of solid teak wood furniture of similar dimensions.
I am not averse to using Plywood, MDF or even Particle board furniture if it suits my requirements, but such solid wood furniture is the real stuff. Things of beauty that last for a life-time. Definitely in a class of their own.
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