Our furniture is made in North Carolina, not from materials from a container shipped across oceans and harvested by people we will never meet.
We use North American hardwoods, most of our material is purchased from smaller sawmills that are run by 3rd or 4th generation family members who cut from sustained forest. There are a lot of people selling slabs on the side of any country road you may travel.. We don’t buy from 99% of them. We have “High Standards” and want to know who the sawyer is, where the material came from, how it was cut, how it was dried, and who kiln dried it. If we can’t get the answers we are looking for, we don’t buy their material. The reason we use North American is because of a shipment of furniture we ordered 20 years ago when we were part of a buying group, bought several containers of furniture from overseas. Before the containers arrived we were sent the “opening” instructions. They told us to air out the container for 4 hours minimum to release the pesticides that they had to pump into it to kill bugs that might be in the container from the country of origin. Also required was a tyvek suit, protective gloves and a respirator. Not the type of items that we would want in our store much less our home. The plywood we use in our cabinets and case goods are American made and formaldehyde free.
We believe in the American Craftsman and believe you are buying a custom piece of bench made heirloom quality furniture to be handed down for generations, and that’s why we guarantee our furniture for life.