Ecologically Responsible Furniture & Sustainability
When creating anything we are making a statement about our future and need to accept responsibility for the futures we create.
Trees are our most important renewable structural material. When addressing the issue of the sustainability of a product, three main factors need to be considered:
+ Resources: my furniture uses 100% solid timber and is processed using 100% renewable energy. The workshop is heated using wood waste. I use natural oils and plant extracts to finish my furniture.
+ Sourcing: I have been designing for, using and promoting the use of home grown timber for 20 years. It is the foundation of why I do what I do: creating an ecologically responsible product.
+ Longevity: Trees can grow for hundreds of years, a piece of well made furniture can extend the usefulness of the wood for much, much longer. I produce quality furniture that is built to last.
+ Life cycle: when a piece does eventually reach the end of its long life, solid wood is recyclable and biodegradable.
We have our own drying shed & kiln where timber from local woodlands is seasoned, this timber is used in my furniture whenever the quality is suitable.