Was a Tree Who’s Second Life Will Be Honored for Generations
REAL WOOD FURNITURE
Looking for something unique and truly special? Real wood furniture gives you both. Every piece of wood is unique, with variations in grain pattern and differences in color. We transform wood into a
special creation that lends character to any room.
DIFFERENT WOOD SPECIES FOR A DESIRED LOOK
Our craftsmen usually work with these wood species: walnut, Honduran mahogany, cherry, maple, oak and ash. These species work well with fine furniture, due to their color, strength, hardness, and
patterns. We obtain them from local and regional sources.
Combining two species creates an artisan feel for your furniture piece. We also work with other wood species. If you have one in mind, contact us to discuss.
FIGURED WOOD GIVES A UNIQUE LOOK
Figured woods, such as curly maple, ambrosia maple, quilted maple, curly cherry, and burls, are available to give your furniture a one-of-a-kind look. You can even come to our showroom and pick out specific pieces of wood. If you can’t visit us in person, we’re happy to assist you by email or mail.
These figured woods offer dynamic grain patterns that curl, wave and stripe in all different directions. If you want a dramatic piece of furniture, you want one of these figured woods added to your project.
FUSION: INCORPORATING TWO MATERIALS TOGETHER
With this option, you select two different wood species, each accenting the beauty of the other. This option can apply to any piece of furniture we make with a large enough open surface to display the chosen design. The effect can range from dramatic and astounding to fluid and calm. Our fusion technique allows us to use materials that are not workable for furniture as solid material such as our burls and jagged edge logs.
We design the specific surface of a piece after consulting with the client and usually hand-selecting the specific boards with them. As a result, it is nearly impossible to repeat any fusion design exactly. We can, however, work the material we have to recreate the sense of a piece.
When buying wood furniture and selecting wood, customers often wonder where the wood originates. We only work with woods certified to be sustainably harvested, with the majority of our wood coming from North American forests.
Despite its rarity, we use old-growth Honduran mahogany in our furniture. We found a sustainable source through Greenwood, a non-profit organization that Brian Boggs helped found, which facilitated a partnership with a trio of indigenous sawyer cooperatives. Each tree is hand-selected when they are 150 to 200 years old, just before their natural life cycle ends.
All of these forests are closely managed, so they will be producing wood for generations to come. On occasion, we will even use wood that comes directly from property owned by our craftsmen.
Our craftsmen inspect each piece of wood. When selecting wood, they look for wood of the highest quality and strength, straight and true. With this high quality in mind, they pick wood based on the beauty of its grain and color. Every piece of furniture we make comes directly to you from our shop here in Asheville, NC.
OUR SUSTAINABILITY PROMISE
We care about our impact on the world. As you can see, we source wood from carefully managed forests, where harvesting is done to sustain the source. Enjoy the quality, luxury and durability of your new furniture pieces while knowing it doesn’t come at a cost to future generations.
NATURE’S IMPERFECTIONS PERFECTED
The little imperfections in the wood make each piece of furniture special. Darker grains grow closer to the heart of the tree, while lighter grains are closer to the bark. Along with color variations, the grain of the wood wanders and curves in interesting directions, giving the piece a dynamic feel. Mineral deposits also create unique patterns that are never replicated on another piece of wood.
All these variations in the wood have no effect on the strength or durability of the finished furniture piece. But they do affect beauty.
WE AVOID RARE RAINFOREST WOODS
We only use woods that come from sustainable sources. Unfortunately, many exotic woods are harvested from the rainforest in ways that are far from sustainable and even illegal. That is why we avoid using those types of wood.
Reproducing exact shades and hues of wood tones under photographic light is difficult. Every care has been made to ensure that the description and specifications of our products are accurate and that the representation of color is as exact as the production and photographic process allow. However, we cannot be held responsible for any variation in color caused by the browser software, mobile phone, or computer system used by the customer.
Handmade in the USA since 1982