Gone are the days when valuable timber like rosewood and teak were considered predominant for construction works and furniture making.
Interestingly, all her designs come in mahogany, which Baseera describes as strong and durable as teak or rose.
The caravan interiors seemed to be stuck in a 1960s time warp, with pink velvet seats, patterned carpets and lots of teak furniture.
Sometimes, outdoor teak furniture might even develop some tiny hairline cracks on the surface.
On their left was the sugar cane plantation, stretching as far as the eye could see, and on their right was a teak forest, which was the Udawalawa sanctuary.
Holmes had a granite chin and was as durable as teak .
At the custom level, tropical hardwoods such as teak and mahogany doors are also possible.
And those willing to pay a little more, say 10-15 per cent, can get furniture made of pure teak , for a good bargain.
The highest quality teak furniture will also be fully machine made.
The region's forests of mahogany and teak are highly prized.