There are endless ways to make a better impact on the environment. In fact, committing to being more environmentally friendly can sometimes seem overwhelming, as there are so many ways to do it. Where to start, what priorities do you need to set, when can we cheat a little? One possible area to focus on is your home, especially with furniture solutions. In our low-cost world obsessed with aesthetics and instant gratification, you might be tempted to purchase buildable furniture to fill your home. Resist the urge. Instead, choose wood furniture that will last a lifetime. We all know that cheap particle board furniture isn’t made to last. By purchasing this kind of furniture, you will end up replacing these parts as soon as possible. And they will also end up in a landfill. On the other hand, future generations can benefit from durable wood furniture.
And if possible, try to invest in wood furniture certified by a certification program like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Buying FSC certified wood furniture means that your wood products are made from sustainable sources. In addition, the FSC regulates the use of pesticides and illegal chemicals, the rights of indigenous peoples, and more. FSC has developed a set of 10 principles and 57 criteria that apply to FSC certified forests around the world. There are also two types of FSC certification: Forest Management and Chain of Custody. In both types of certification, independent certification bodies accredited by the FSC verify the certification requirements. FSC also maintains a searchable database of valid certificates for maximum transparency.
To inspire you to invest in durable, long lasting and durable wood, here are some durable furniture.
Choice of sustainable wood furniture
Mid Century Modern Bed – Handcrafted using local hand picked hardwood from an FSC Amish factory.
Credenza – Handcrafted with FSC maple plywood and poplar.
Convenient – Handcrafted with FSC certified maple as being sustainably sourced.
Nightstand – Handcrafted in Vermont using sustainably harvested woods.
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Chair – Handcrafted with FSC certified Douglas fir.
Bamboo Coffee Table – Handmade with caramelized FSC bamboo.
Patio Set – Made with FSC certified eucalyptus wood.
Dining Table – Handcrafted from walnut sourced from an Amish mill and FSC certified.
Bar Cabinet – Made with FSC certified walnut veneer.
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