Because wood is the number one material we use
we try our best to be as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible, from where and how we source our wood to the chemical applications involved in finishing our products.
1. Our finishes contain the lowest Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) available for fine furniture finishing.
2. Our product meets the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) stringent emission standards for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, including HWPW, PB, and MDF.
3. Northwood Design Partners is a Forest Stewardship Council® certified business. We use standard American wood and veneer but also provide FSC® certified imported woods and veneer upon request. Certification number provided in next column.
4. We frequently source recycled and reclaimed material--from barn siding from the Midwest to CAL Berkeley bleachers to abandoned train stations in Oakland. (And cedar and spruce from local Bay Area fencing.)