The importance of sustainably sourced wood

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Understanding where wood comes from should be an important part of any person’s woodworking  journey, whether it’s for a professional job, a DIY project or home improvement, it’s important to ensure it’s from a sustainable source.  In this blog post I will explore what sustainable wood is, which wood should be avoided and why choosing sustainable wood is important.

When I first started out in woodworking I was mainly using reclaimed materials, but for those materials I need to buy, I put little or no thought into where they were coming from.  It was too easy to go and buy wood from a local retailer without any understanding or thought of the journey that wood had taken to get there.

As a family we are quite environmentally conscious.  We buy mostly organic food, buy 100% renewable energy from Bulb, have solar panels on our roof and recycle /…

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