Sustainable Wood

Handmade Furniture That Will Make Your Resolutions

Handmade Furniture, Homekeeping, Sustainable Wood

If your resolutions for 2015 included getting organized or doing more to live green, you've come to the right place.  Almost all of our handmade furniture is sourced from sustainably harvested wood, or even greener still, from reclaimed timber from barns and other old structures that have been recycled into beautiful furnishings.  Check out these handmade storage solutions that can hit both resolutions with one stylish choice. Heartwood Bookcase with Doors The Heartwood Bookcase with Doors is a timeless piece, and can be used in any room for extra storage or curios that you want to organize and display beautifully.  This is...

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...

Gather For Your Holiday Feast at a Trestle Table

American Furniture, Sustainable Wood

Hosting a feast for friends or family this holiday season?  Our favorite tables for big family meals are trestle tables.  With classic style and lots of leg room, even with a crowd, these tables (handmade in the U.S.A., of course!) make the perfect setting for an all-American holiday meal. Winslow Dining Table Made by hand in Vermont, this solid wood slab dining table has a unique, minimalist elegance all its own.  Each table is hand-sanded and every piece of wood used is carefully selected to match color and grain.  Choose from American black cherry, black walnut or rock maple, all sustainably...

Caring for Solid Wood Furniture

Furniture Care, Handmade Furniture, Sustainable Wood

When you make an investment in an heirloom-quality solid wood dining table or wood bed, you should treat it right.  Here are a few basic tips on how to care for solid wood:   1) Dust frequently.  Use a soft dry cloth (old t-shirts work well) or a gently dust with a soft duster.  You may find that an every-so-slightly damp cloth helps to remove dust without stirring debris and allergens into the air. 2) Cleaning sticky spots.  It's best to avoid getting solid wood furniture wet, but when the occasional sticky spot appears, it's best to use a very gentle soap and...

What Are You Getting When You Buy Reclaimed Wood Furniture?

Sustainable Wood

Reclaimed wood is wood that is recycled or repurposed from timber that has been rescued from old structures such as barns and factories, and sometimes from smaller objects like wine barrels or even old furniture.  Homespun features several makers that prefer to use reclaimed wood.   There are many benefits of using previously used materials, most of which are environmental, but some are aesthetic.  Using reclaimed wood obviously keeps old timber out of landfills and also prevents the harvest and related damage of acquiring new materials that could have been used instead.  In addition, there is a rugged, natural beauty in these...