We take great pride in knowing that everything we do starts with trees and a commitment to sustainable woodworking. This translates into a number of steps we proudly take to ensure that our impact on climate change and waste is minimized.
Trees are a renewable resource. Responsible logging involves the selection of trees to be cut, leaving behind trees of multiple species so that the natural process of reseeding can take place. Loggers who have studied the best practices for selective logging understand the importance of choosing trees best for harvesting while leaving others untouched and the land intact for the health of the forest and the environment as a whole.
We start with sourcing trees from responsible loggers, located in the Northeast (NY, PA, and VT). We also take the extra step of planting a tree for every tree we use every year. As of 2022, we’ve funded the planting of 2,000 trees through our partnership with One Tree Planted. One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Shelburne, Vermont.
Using Andrew’s innovative update on the classic “rough-out” lathe machine, our woodworkers are able to cut several boards and bowls from a single block of wood. Our technique enables us to cut bowls in a nesting pattern producing very little waste and multiple products out of one section of a log, resulting in handcrafted functional wooden bowls, boards, and more that will last a lifetime with proper care.