southern green furniture
Southern Green Furniture
In sleepy Florence, Alabama, southern, green furniture is handcrafted in the Slow Studio of Robin Wade Furniture. Here, the production process is extremely environmentally friendly. There is no shipping, trucking, or harvesting of lumber. Each piece of Robin Wade furniture begins as a hardwood tree not far from the studio, located just blocks from the Tennessee River in northwest Alabama.
Wade is extremely conscious of sourcing every piece of wood used to build his furniture locally. In addition, trees are not taken down trees just for the sake of building furniture. Every bit of lumber that comes to the studio is the result of a tree taken down sustainably (by a property owner for safety or other reasons) or naturally (by Mother Nature, herself). For every tree that comes to the studio, Wade plants at least one to replace its gifts to the local community.
During the furniture-making process, lumber is air dried for years before being kiln dried. Hand tools, when possible, are preferred over power tools, and no stain is applied to wood. With Robin Wade Furniture, you are buying a real, 100% natural product—something created in nature and made functional by southern green furniture maker Robin Wade.