Where do you source your wood?
We’ve entered into a relationship with the City of New Haven to take a portion of the 600 trees they remove annually. We also try to source trees with interesting legacies, like the largest American Elm In Connecticut, which we received last fall and are fabricating with right now. Another focus of ours is to use wood from school campuses and institutions. We have worked with Yale, Choate Rosemary Hall and The Garden Education Center of Greenwich among others.
How do you process the logs?
We saw the logs on a Lucas chain saw mill into thick slabs in Guilford, CT on the log lot of our friends at Family Tree Care (family-tree-care.com). We then let the slabs dry to a certain moisture content at which point we put them in our kiln. After four to six weeks in the kiln, the slabs are ready and we are able to begin fabrication. Our typical turn around time from log pick up to fabrication is one year.
Where do you build your furniture?
We design and build all our furniture out of three barns in Higganum, CT. Come by, we’d love to see you. Contact us to arrange a visit.
Who builds the furniture?
We do it all, from picking up the log to putting the last coat of finish on a piece. We enjoy the process and hope you enjoy the result.
Do you take trees that have fallen on an individuals land, a school or business property and turn it into furniture?
Definitely. We do this on a case by case basis. Give us a call, we’ll talk.