Shop solid wood, American-made furniture
What can be done? The easiest way to reduce your carbon footprint when making your next big furniture purchase is to buy furniture made locally in the United States and crafted from 100% sustainably harvested American hardwood. From start to finish solid wood, American-made furniture is the environmentally friendly furniture option. It is built sustainability, shipped only a short distance without the use of maritime shipping, can be repaired if damaged, and it lasts decades, which means it doesn’t end up in landfills. Most customers opt to sell or hand down their furniture when they grow tired of it, allowing another family the opportunity to enjoy quality furniture without any additional trees being cut down.
Buying solid wood furniture and American-made furniture does require a bigger investment in time (you can’t overnight handcrafted furniture) and often money. But by shopping sustainably you are investing in our planet, and that is always worthwhile.