Wood Sourcing Policy

Wood Sourcing Policy

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Our Wood Sourcing Policy

mebl | Transforming Furniture is committed to the responsible use of forest resources, most especially the wood used in the furniture that we feature. Ninety-five percent of this wood is reclaimed. 

We regularly showcase artisans, workshops and companies that strive to eliminate wood from unacceptable sources (as defined below), and progressively increase the amount of responsible wood – wood from certified and recycled/reclaimed sources – procured over time. 

To the limited extent that the furniture makers we feature use virgin wood in their furniture pieces, we look for them to prioritize sourcing FSC-certified wood. Our commitment is to working with furniture-makers that incorporate FSC-certified or recycled/reclaimed wood to the greatest extent possible.

mebl |Transforming Furniture wins Top Scorer Recognition!

In our previous avatar as a retailer, mebl was ranked "Top" on the 2019 and 2020 Wood Furniture Scorecard alongside leading furniture brands including Crate & Barrel and Williams-Sonoma Group. The Scorecard is a comprehensive assessment of wood sourcing policies at nearly 100 furniture retailers across North America.

mebl | Transforming Furniture’s commitment centered on a 2021 goal of 95% overall responsible wood sourcing (90% recycled/reclaimed and 5% FSC certified), up from 90% overall (90% recycled/reclaimed) in 2019.

The Wood Furniture Scorecard is a joint initiative of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and the National Wildlife Federation. The Scorecard encourages retailers to go beyond statements to implementing real change, from developing robust sourcing policies to ensuring sustainable practices throughout their supply chains.

Promoting Responsible Wood

Avoiding wood from unacceptable sources

mebl | Transforming Furniture promotes practices that avoid wood from unacceptable sources. 

This includes timber:

harvested or traded illegally

harvested in violation of traditional or civil rights

harvested from areas in which high conservation values are threatened by poor forest management

harvested from areas being converted from forests to plantations or non-forest use, and

from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted

Through this policy, mebl | Transforming Furniture furthers its commitment to inspire a shift in perspective towards furniture reimagined from old wood as high-quality, original, and keepsake.


Furniture featured, top to bottom: 1) Kasintahan Love Seat by Benji Reyes, originally bridges & barges from The Philippines. 2) Sawtooth Bench by durodeco, originally barn beams from Virginia. 3) Signature Cypress & Pine Console by Landrum Tables, originally docks & houses from Charleston, SC. 4) Nordic Dresser by What We Make, originally Elm beams from Wisconsin. 5) Sulok Sulatan Desk by Benji Reyes, originally bridges & barges from the Philippines