Earth Day: Making Eco-Friendly Furniture in Vermont

Earth Day started 1970 and has become a worldwide phenomenon celebrating the preservation of the environment.

The Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers appreciates the environment and our furniture makers use local woods and sustainably obtained woods whenever possible, often using wood damaged from storms (Read “Stormy Weather: Crafting Beauty from Damaged Woods”), upcycled or salvaged woods (Read “Upcycling: How Furniture Can Be Beautiful and ‘Green'”), or even the wood in their own yards to create beautiful works of art.

A nice recent example of Earth Day-approved woodworking is this custom mirror by furniture maker David Hurwitz. It was made from Forest Stewardship Council-certified Vermont sugar maple. Products that are FSC-certified come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. 

The paint is water-based iridescent silver paint.


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