Depending on the processes involved in producing individual pieces of furniture we use timber that is either recycled, locally harvested from independent mills in NZ or sustainably grown.
Processes such as steam bending are only possible with certain timber species.
Within a single tree can be many different tones of colour and complexity of grain so each piece is initially planed to see how it can be best used. This variation is reflected in the finished piece adding character that is too often missing from mass produced furniture.
Offcuts of all shapes and sizes often inspire us in a new direction to make smaller items. It is also passed on locally for other woodworkers to use or if really small as clean kindling.
Sawdust and shavings go out into our hazelnut orchard as a mulch. Freshly dried hazelnuts are available around March time from www.hazelnuts.co.nz