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...

How Do We Choose Our Makers?

American Furniture, Makers

A lot of people ask us, "Where do you find your makers?" Well, sometimes we seek them out, and sometimes they find us. But no matter what, we only know it's a good match if:  They make their furniture 100% in the U.S.A. Nothing is made in China and then brought back for assembly. Our furniture artisans craft their pieces through every step of production. Every joint, every plane, every coat of finish is completed here in the America. They care about design. We curate our selection to showcase products that are truly heirloom-worthy, classic designs that will stand the...

What It Means to Buy American-Made Furniture

American Furniture, Makers

America has a centuries-old history of designing and making beautifully hand-crafted furniture. From Shaker to Mission and Mid-Century, many of the world's most classic and beloved furniture styles originated in the US, at the hands of American artists. For centuries American families would seek out hand-made pieces that were made with the finest craftsmanship techniques, built to last, and to be handed-down through the generations as family heirlooms.In recent decades that has changed, as purchasing mass-produced products from China has provided irresistible economies for American homemakers. But while these products may provide short-term savings, they are also likely to be...