In the furniture industry nothing is more exciting than crafting new wooden furniture from reclaimed and salvaged wood. This wood has seen some initial use prior to becoming rustic furniture. Much of this wood has been lying around for decades. Some of the wood that we use originated as dead and fallen trees, and now have a second life as rustic furniture. We’ve worked hard to responsibly source the wood that we use in crafting our custom rustic furniture. What does that mean, responsibly sourcing? The ICC defines responsible sourcing as “a voluntary commitment by companies to take into account social and environmental considerations when managing their relationships with suppliers.” We like to think of responsible sourcing as caring about the community that we live in and caring about the consequences of our actions inside of that community.

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It’s easy and really inexpensive to source fresh cut wood from other countries due to their low standards for sustainable practices, community development, and economic longevity. Even though this is obviously not sustainable, many companies source their materials in this fashion. We do not do this. We have chosen to only use wood that is reclaimed an, thereby putting our actions toward building & developing the responsible wood market on our home turf. Can a company care for the community in which it exists, be environmentally responsible, and be successful? We think it can. We see business as a function of the community, as an opportunity for cooperation that can positively affect everyone.

At SofaSale we love working with reclaimed and salvaged wood and being a well recognised source for rustic furniture in Hong Kong. Why do we work with reclaimed and salvaged wood? In addition to the value of community responsibility and environmental consciousness, reclaimed and salvaged wood is the best material to work with and the best material for achieving our aesthetic goals. The unique qualities of this material is unlike anything else. Each finished piece of rustic furniture is designed and handcrafted with the purpose of celebrating the amazingly unique qualities different in every tree slab, log, root, or stump. We recycle wood and transform it into dining tables, cabinets, dressoirs, storage boxes.

Obviously can do a lot more with reclaimed wood, below you will find a small selection of great fresh designs, on which we love to bring something similar to the market in the next few months.

[caption id="attachment_1114" align="aligncenter" width="398"]Reclaimed Wooden Coffee Table Reclaimed Wooden Coffee Table[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1116" align="aligncenter" width="469"]Drift wood Mirror Drift wood Mirror[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1117" align="aligncenter" width="507"]Outdoor Tree Sofa Outdoor Tree Sofa[/caption]