New from Old only buys accredited sustainable wood from suppliers who ensure that the wood comes from well managed and sustainable sources. We also endeavour to source and purchase local or native wood. New from Old does not use tropical hardwoods, unless they are from a reclaimed source. There is a wealth of choice of temperate zone sustainable hardwoods. These tend to be selected to make the most of their grain characteristics so that the grain of the wood becomes part of the kitchen design. Some customers choose dramatic wood grain effects as an integral part of their furniture.