Go From Homely to Homey with Sustainable Furnishings, Part II

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In part one of my series on new, sustainable furnishings, I discussed eco-friendly options for the living room. Today, I’ll talk about companies that make sustainable, high-quality bedroom furniture, including headboards, dressers, nightstands, and more.

  • Copeland Furniture of Bradford, VT has been awarded the silver status by the Sustainable Furniture Council (SFC) and makes two lines of bedroom furniture.  One is inspired by Arts & Crafts, Mission, Shaker, and Scandinavian movements (like the one pictured here).  The other is under exclusive license to build the furniture designs of Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Cottage Home carries a variety of bedroom and other furniture that is made with recycled materials or sustainable resources and left in their natural state or finished with water-based stains or milk paints.  The showroom is housed in an 1840’s barn gallery & shop on the southeastern coast of Maine.
  • EcoSupply Center of Richmond, Virginia is where woodworker Anthony Bronza builds beds, chests of drawers, consoles, and daybeds.  Bamboo and Sorghum plywoods are complemented with storm-salvaged hardwoods, eco fabrics, and nontoxic finishes.
  • RC Green by Robert Craymer makes three high-end styles of beds: a Four-Poster, a Waterfall Headboard Platform, and a Morton with attached side tables. This made-in-the-USA furniture is made from FSC-certified wood, recycled steel, nontoxic & formaldehyde-free glues and stains, soy foam latex cushions & pillows, and natural fabrics.
  • South Cone is one of the leading manufacturers of fine furniture and applies high quality craftsmanship techniques to its own designs. This company uses FSC-certifed woods, is a member of the SFC (at the silver status level), and adheres to high standards of social responsibility. Its line of beds, dressers, and nightstands is made in Peru and can be found at numerous furniture stores throughout the United States.
  • The Wooden Duck store, located in Berkeley, California, sells bedroom furniture made from locally-sourced, reclaimed Douglas wood, as well as imports of classically-styled pieces made from recycled wood, and restored antique pieces.
  • Urban Hardwoods of Seattle, Washington, uses reclaimed wood to create one-of-a-kind rustic headboards.
  • Viesso creates custom pieces (beds, headboards, bedding & natural latex mattresses) made in Los Angeles with 3 week delivery times. The company uses FSC-certified woods, natural latex cushioning, recycled or natural fabrics, and water-based glues & stains. The furniture can be seen at its LA showroom and ordered online by consumers or trade professionals.

Tag(s): Bed and Bath, Green Furnishings, Greening the Home


One Response to “Go From Homely to Homey with Sustainable Furnishings, Part II”

  1. jake on November 2nd, 2010 9:44 pm


    excelent post, keep it coming…

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