Nyatoh wood ... good or evil?

My wife was flipping through the Restoration Hardware catalog this AM and saw pati furniture made with “nyatoh”. Turns out it’s a hardwood from Indonesia, being used by manufacturers to replace the now morally reprehensible teak.

But some apparently think it’s just as bad. To wit:


Umm, but some places say that Nyatoh is plantation-grown. Which, frankly, I really can’t find any fault with. Sustainable logging is a good, good thing, IMO.

So which is it? Plantation all? Plantation none? Plantation some, and you need to make sure it’s certified?

Looks to be ‘plantation some’