Wood furniture is sturdy, beautiful, and versatile. It adds homely touches to any room, whether you want a custom-made entertainment center, floor-to-ceiling bookcase, or two matching end tables. Handmade furniture is all we do here at Woodcraft Furniture. In today’s blog, we explain five reasons why wood furniture is an eco-friendly choice for your home.
Wood furniture comes from renewable material because trees grow and continually rebuild forest land. Rather than plastic or metal furniture produced by petroleum or mining, wooden pieces help sustain a renewable practice that doesn’t take resources from within the Earth. All it takes is planting trees to replace the ones cut down to make furniture.
Wood furniture is durable. Some heirloom pieces are more than 100 years old and have been in families for generations. You can design and purchase a sturdy piece at Woodcraft Furniture. You could pass on that furniture to your kids or grandchildren several decades from now because we have full confidence that our workmanship lasts a lifetime if you take care of your furniture properly.
Wood is a reusable resource. If wood furniture breaks, expert craftspeople can reuse parts of the furniture for another piece. When an item is entirely unsalvageable, wood furniture can become wood chips. Wood chips turn into mulch for plants, pellets for stoves to use as heating fuel, or even decorative elements for outdoor landscaping projects.
Trees absorb lots of carbon and keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Wood furniture actually can help reduce the effects of global warming. The British Woodworking Federation estimates that for every cubic meter (around a cubic yard) of wood that goes into construction materials, humans keep one ton of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Your purchase can help preserve our planet for future generations.
Wood furniture is biodegradable when it becomes time to replace it with a newer or different piece. Wood chips can turn into compost in the soil, thereby adding nutrients to your garden and helping plants to grow. Byproducts of the process used to make boards go towards pellets or chipboard. Nothing goes to waste when it comes to producing the raw materials that go into sturdy wood furniture. You can also recycle it by turning it into wood chips.
Custom Wood Furniture from Woodcraft Furniture
Woodcraft Furniture specializes in custom-made pieces that withstand the test of time. Our craftspeople design items to your exacting standards and then give you a choice of more than 100 stains, shades, glazes, and effects to achieve the perfect look. Contact us today or visit one of our showrooms to see what we can create for you.