Gebyok Doors: Typical Javanese Designs and Carvings


The gebyok door is not an element of residence that is foreign to our society in general. Maybe you've never even heard of the term. However, this type of door is actually one of the characteristics of authentic Indonesian housing that cannot be found in other architectural and interior styles.

Gebyok door is a type of door made of teak wood which consists of Javanese carvings. Actually, this door can also be found in Bali with a slightly different characteristic compared to the type from Java. The difference lies in the carving motifs that describe the characteristics of each culture. However, broadly speaking, both have many similarities in terms of the use of materials, shapes, sizes, and levels of complexity.

In Java, the use of a gebyok door has many meanings and is not just a part of the house. The harmonious door design symbolizes the harmonious relationship between humans and nature. In addition, this door also symbolizes the purpose of human life which is equipped with prosperity and peace.

Usually this type of door is made of teak wood because it is relatively large, strong, and can accentuate the impression of luxury. The basic material of teak wood is definitely more resistant to pests and weather changes than other types of wood.

Tips for Using Gebyok Doors for Private Residential

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Before you buy, install, and learn how to care for a slab door, of course it would be better if you know the tips for using it first:

  • Gebyok doors are suitable to be applied to homes that are thick with Javanese or Balinese nuances, both in terms of architecture and interior.
  • The basic material in the form of quality teak wood makes this door priced at an expensive price. The more complicated the carving and the larger the size, the more expensive the price. So you have to prepare an adequate budget before buying.
  • The use of this type of wooden door is more suitable to be applied to a large house so that the feel of its grandeur is maximized.
  • In addition to the main house door, this door is also suitable for use as a bulkhead between rooms in a large house.
  • You must be careful when choosing a gebyok door so that it is not easily fooled by unscrupulous sellers who claim to use teak as the basic material.

How to Care for and Clean a Gebyok Door

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If you thought it was difficult to maintain a slatted door, the real answer is no. So that the appearance of the door always lasts and looks new, you can do some of these easy ways to care for it:

  • The gaps between the door carvings should be cleaned with a small, soft-bristled brush. The sharp tip of the brush will reach the dust between the carvings to the maximum.
  • You can also use a vacuum cleaner to suck up dust and other debris between the doors.
  • Immediately clean the stained part of the door with a micro fiber cloth that has been moistened first. This is important so that the stain is not already firmly attached to the wooden door.
  • The door that is used as the main door of the house must get extra protection. We recommend that you carry out the process of re-coating with the right paint material every one or two years so that the quality of the teak is maintained.
  • Keep the door away from sharp objects and hard impacts that are prone to scratches or dents.

Interested in using a gebyok door to beautify your favorite home? After knowing the characteristics and how to care for the gebyok door above, you only need to prepare a budget and choose the carving design you want.

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