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Residential Wood Furniture


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About Residential Wood Furniture

General Information

Wood furniture has been with us since the earliest furniture making days. It holds a warm place in the hearts of many people who cherish wood furniture pieces as family heirlooms and sought after antiques. Historical periods and stages of human develpment are reflected in the styles of wood furniture through the ages.

Product Qualities

The qualities of wood furniture vary with the construction techniques, type of wood, and grade of wood used. Each wood species brings it's own unique qualities to the piece, as does the craftsmanship and style. Variations in hardness, grain, and color effect the final product. The final finish effects the surface durability of the furniture piece. One major and often desirable quality of wood furniture is how unique each piece can be.


Positives: Wood is a bio-based renewable resource. It is also recyclable, compostable, and durable. Wood can often be reused or remanufactured into a new or updated product. Additional positive options include certified from a sustainable forest, regionally acquired, salvaged, or reclaimed.

Concerns: Wood usually comes from natural forests and even though it is a renewable resource, it needs to be harvested in a sustainable manner. Tropical woods imported from endangered forests have negative environmental impacts to the whole ecosystem of the region. The importing of any product adds an energy related transportation burden to the environmental impact of its use.


Wood furniture is available for just about any possible application.

Care and Maintenance

Wood furniture pieces need to be dusted and occasionally cleaned with a damp cloth. Refinishing is an option when pieces become worn or when an aesthetic change is desired. An occasional application of oil can be helpful. Humidity levels effect wood furniture. Heating indoor air in the winter can cause wood to dry and shrink. High humidity levels can cause swelling and encourage mold growth. Attention to the humidity levels in the indoor environment can help maintain wood furniture. And of course, avoiding direct contact with water is important.

Residential Wood Furniture


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  • Must be made from FSC certified wood
  • or
  • Made from salvaged, reclaimed, or recovered wood
Note: All products must be available for purchase in the United States.
Manufacturer Products Style Notable Location
Manufacture : Distribution
Berkeley Mills
Bedroom, dining room, living room, office, tansu, shoji & fusuma screens i Arts & Crafts, Eastern Specify FSC Berkeley, CA : on site showroom, ship in US
Clear Lake Furniture
Bedroom, dining room, rockers, benches, stools, console & side tables, mirrors, & plant stands Country, Shaker, Arts & Crafts, Simple Contemporary FSC: most wood Ludlow, VT : VT gallery, ship in US i
Copeland Furniture
Bedroom, office, dining room Arts & Crafts, Shaker, Scandinavian, Frank Lloyd Wright®   Bradford, VT : Co stores in Bradford, VT & Freeport, ME, retailers & galleries i
Danko Persing Enterprises Tables, chairs & benches Modern: plybent   call or e-mail i
Dining & living rooms, bedroom, office Contemporary FSC: most solids, some veneers & MDF NAF Options: reclaimed, bamboo Chicago area & Ontario : Showrooms: Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Scottsdale, AZ (sales to trade only)i
Manufacturer Products Style Notable Location
Manufacture : Distribution
Dining & occasional tables, chairs, leather chairs, deck chairs, & wine rack Craftsman, simple contemporary Reclaimed wine barrels: French & White Oak SC: retailers, on-line, phone orders
If Green
Sofa, chairs, dining table Modern/Contemporary FSC, reclaimed or urban harvest Options: bamboo, palm wood Portland, OR : online
Island Pond Wood Products
Dining & occasional tables, clock, mirror, table desking Shaker (clean line contemporary)   Island Pond, VT
Manufacturer Products Style Notable Location
Manufacture : Distribution
Lilipad Studio
Childrens' tables, chairs, & step stools Simply beautiful, one of a kind pieces i All FSC, hand painted, low VOC paint Hailey, ID : phone or e-mail, ship in US
Seating, tables, chairs, desks, bedroom, & children's Modern FSC info by product being added to site, available soon Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania : Retailers, on line partners
Q Collection
Dining & occasional tables, chairs, sofas, accessories Elegant contemporary FSC: all solid wood U.S. : Showrooms: NY, NY, Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, Dania, FL, Houston, TX, Los Angeles & San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA or phone
Dining & side tables, stools, benches, cubes, accessories Simple contemporary, one of a kind pieces All scraps from woodworking Brooklyn, NY : Retailers: NY, NY (4), Los Angeles, CA, Houston, TX, Seattle, WA, Boston, MA, on-line vendor(1)
Solid Wood Products
Dining & side tables, stools Contemporary, one of a kind pieces Reclaimed: Douglas Fir Lac Le Jeune, BC Canada : phone, ship US & Can
Manufacturer Products Style Notable Location
Manufacture : Distribution
Staples Cabinet Makers
Dining & occasional tables, chairs, cupboards, center islands, and signs Country, shaker, one of a kind Reclaimed wood, reused doors, & recycled components Plainville, MA : On-line, phone orders, shipped in US
Steckley Woodcrafts
Dining & occasional tables, seating, beds, accessories Contemporary organic, one of a kind pieces Recovered urban trees Miami, FL : call or e-mail, online vendors (2)
Stranger Furniture
Dining & occasional tables, chairs, stools, dressers Contemporary organic, one of a kind pieces FSC, urban & rural salvage, lake recovered or recycled timber Pasadena, CA : Galleries: Santa Monica, Solana Beach, Los Angeles, & Culver City CA, or call or e-mail
South Cone Trading
Media center, home office, bedroom, dining & living room, accessories Traditional & Contemporary FSC: 70% of line i Peru or Argentina : Showroom: Highpoint, NC, regional reps., retail i
The Joinery
Bedroom, dining & living rooms, media, & office Subtle variarions of shaker FSC: maple & cherry Portland, OR : showroom, on line, ship in US
Manufacturer Products Style Notable Location
Manufacture : Distribution
The Wooden Duck
Dining tables, beds, & outdoor tables, chairs, benches, & chaise Contemporary, country, mission
(custom options)
Reclaimed: teak from Indonesia, & some elm from China Berkeley, CA & imports from Morroco & China : Berkeley and San Rafael, CA stores, phone
Tropical Salvage
Dining & occasional tables, bench, shelves Traditional
(Indonesian influence)
Salvage: deconstruction, rivers & lakes, buried from floods & volcanic eruptions Indonesia : Warehoused in Oregon, on line
Urban Hardwoods
Dining & coffee tables, chairs, desks, credenza, slabs Contemporary organic, one of a kind pieces Salvage: urban trees Seattle, WA : Showrooms: Seattle (6) & Langley (1) Wa, Los Angeles CA, NY (2), & Toronto
Urban Tree Salvage
Dining & occasional tables, bed, slabs, & accessories Contemporary organic, one of a kind pieces
(custom options)
Salvage: urban trees Scarborough, ON : call or e-mail, online for accessories only, ship in US
Vintage Material & Supply Co
all custom Contemporary Reclaimed cypress and pine
(native texas)
Austin, TX : call or e-mail, ship in US
Manufacturer Products Style Notable Location
Manufacture : Distribution
Whit McLeod Furniture
Dining & occasional tables, chairs, sofas, stools Arts & Crafts Reclaimed: demolition, wine & water tanks, salvaged logs, reclaimed copper, hemp canvas Arcata, CA : retailers: CA, NC, NY, WI or online
Wiggers Custom Furniture
Dining & occasional tables, desks, cabinets, chests, accessories
(all custom)
Contemporary FSC Port Perry, ON : e-mail or phone
Wood Shanti
Dining and occasional tables, beds, bench, couch Contemporary, one of a kind pieces FSC or rediscovered wood: 90% +
(specify when ordering)
San Francisco, CA : e-mail for quote
Updated 9/07