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Sustainably Harvesting Wood

American Furniture, Makers, Sustainable Wood

Most of the woods that Homespun Makers use in their furniture come from local forests, right here in the U.S.A.  Great effort is made by our Makers to ensure that they are getting the highest quality, most beautiful cuts of wood, but they also care a lot about making sure that their materials were  harvested in such a way that impact to the forests near their homes is minimized.  

So what does it mean to be sustainably harvested?  Sustainably harvested wood is collected carefully with mindfulness of the forests that they come from, how the wood will be regenerated and how the integrity of the forest habitat will be maintained.  Foresters who practice sustainability efforts are more conscious of when and where woods should be cut and what the implications of a tree's removal will be on the whole forest.  They care about maintaining our natural forests, resources and wildlife, and so do we!  

If you want to find sustainably harvested woods for your home, look for certifications from the Sustainably Forestry Initiative (SFI) or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).  Homespun Design is proud to be a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.  

Check out our selection of solid wood furniture, all handmade in the USA, for a great selection of sustainably harvested wood furnishings.  

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