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Wood & Conservation

Oak Garden Bench with lead infills, Littleport, Cambridgeshire Ash Kitchen with granite work tops and oyster bar Reclaimed Pine Welsh Dresser, Cambridgeshire Ash Dining Table with Glass Insert, Haddenham, Cambridgeshire

Solid Wood Furniture

New from Old does not use new tropical hardwoods. However, there are a whole host of temperate zone hardwoods available from local sustainable sources, including Oak, Beech, Elm, Ash, Maple, Sweet Chestnut and Walnut, and fruitwood such as Cherry, Apple and Pear. Many of these hardwoods have striking and variable grain which we incorporate into the design of the furniture, playing on the beauty of the natural wood. The new hardwoods we use all carry the Forest Stewardship Council certification of sustainability and when possible, are sourced locally to reduce the carbon footprint of harvest and transport.

Sustainable Furniture

By offering freestanding or semi-freestanding furniture, the option is there for you to take your furniture with you if and when you move house, thus further benefiting your pocket and the environment. Solid, lasting furniture, because it does not need replacing regularly, reduces the pressure on our precious natural resources.

Reclaimed Pine Furniture

As a major contribution to conservation New from Old regularly uses reclaimed wood, particularly pine. Reclaimed pine is most frequently of an antique nature, and generally was sourced from colder climates and therefore slower growing trees giving a close grained resinous material, and thus immensely durable. Reclaimed timbers will result in furniture displaying all the charm of antiquity when polished and waxed, yet has been made to measure your specific requirements.

Environmentally Friendly Furniture

New from Old, Rick Forward’s furniture, has both a financial investment value, being handcrafted and of individual design, as well as being an investment in terms of the future of the planet.

Sustainable Hardwoods

There are a number of not for profit organisations which oversee and audit the management of forests and supply of forest products ensuring complete sustainability and chain of custody through its management and processing to final product. These organisations and councils allow consumers to purchase all kinds of forest products with the confidence that you are not contributing to global deforestation. These certified forests are managed to ensure long term timber supplies while protecting the environment and lives of indigenous peoples. Thus owning hardwood furniture and solid wood kitchen units made from such timber ensures that you are helping to contribute to the upkeep of our planets resources while enjoying beautiful traditionally built household furniture.

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