The Future is in Our Hands
Some sad news for wood lovers – The beautiful American Chestnut is now extinct. The world we live in today is filled with diminishing resources and lots of species of trees are now extinct or on the verge of extinction.
Sustainable forestry helps maintain a balance between the needs of people and the health of our forests. The number of new tree plantations is growing each year, but their total still equals a tiny fraction of the Earth’s forested land.
Our Solution – Reclaimed Wood
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that demolished buildings provide about 1 billion feet of usable lumber per year. Reclaimed wood is also popular because of its unique appearance with every piece telling its own story. No two pieces are identical due to natural features and characteristics such as nail and screw holes, hairline cracks, paint in the grain and water marks, giving depth and mystery to anything fashioned from the reclaimed wood.
Working with reclaimed wood can be extremely challenging. As the years have passed the wood has had time to age, which causes some of the wood to warp and twist. This makes building furniture especially challenging, but also very rewarding as each piece is so unique.
Each piece of wood has to be individually inspected to ensure that it will work with the specific piece of furniture we are crafting.
Sustainable New ‘Woods’
Bamboo, Ash, Beech, Pine Oak and Douglas Fir are some of the woods that are sourced sustainably by ensuring that for every tree cut, another one is planted. These are great alternatives if you’re wanting virgin wood.
We have plenty of stunning interior design solutions that don’t involve endangered woods and that satisfy both the traditionalists and conservationists alike.
Give Nina’s Country Kitchen a call to find out what we offer. We also have a bespoke service for making customised dining tables, benches and other wooden furniture.