Sourcing Our Wood


Reclaimed Wood

Why buy a reclaimed wood sign? With our love for Maine and the environment, our hope is to help prevent deforestation by reusing wood instead of buying new. By preventing deforestation, we help sustain habitats, prevent soil erosion, and decrease expended energy to extract and process new materials. Less wood also ends up in land fills, which helps to reduce air and water pollution. Finally, CO2 remains stored in the our wood products, instead of being added to carbon emissions from fossil fuels. We source our reclaimed wood locally, reusing pallets, barn boards, and more.

Sustainably Harvested Wood

We choose to source hardwoods and wood rounds from local family-owned companies that claim their wood is sustainably harvested. But what does that mean? Sustainable wood harvesting is managed forest land where forest stewards minimize the impact on forests and the surrounding wildlife, watersheds, and communities.

Bamboo

Our bamboo cutting boards are another sustainable alternative. Bamboo is a highly sustainable plant. Bamboo grows incredibly quickly, so can be naturally sustainable. It can be harvested in ~3 years compared with 10-20 years for most softwoods. Bamboo is also naturally anti-bacterial without needing any toxic chemical treatments.  Paired with our cutting board oils, it can stay strong and safe for years to come.