What does the term sustainable furniture mean? It means that the furniture is made from materials that do not harm the environment. The trees that are used grow fast and are highly abundant. This prevents the cutting down of entire forests and enables them to regrow within a couple of years. Cutting trees that grow slow have many negative effects on the planet, especially in the long run.
Once the wood is cut and carved, it is coated with natural oils. Most of the non-green furniture is sprayed with toxic oils that can have potentially harmful side effects to your health, and also to the environment. They evaporate into the air causing the ozone layer to weaken. Sustainable furniture is covered with oils that are safe for you and your home and the environment.
The furniture is also durable. Many people may not consider this a factor in making the furniture sustainable, but it plays an important role. Since the wood pieces last a long time, it does not contribute to the endless landfills.
Materials used to make sustainable wood furniture are all eco friendly, from the wood to the non toxic finished paint and oils. So by buying green furniture you are saving your health as much as you are saving the planet.