Locally Harvested Wood
Locally Harvested Wood
Blue Terra Design had the honor of building a variety of custom wood pieces using locally harvested wood for the Mezze Mediterranean restaurant in Madison, WI. The pieces included a new custom bar top, bench seating and tables. The wood species used here include white oak, red oak, and walnut.
Blue Terra uses locally harvested woods when building custom pieces quite often. We have a partnership with Wisconsin Urban Wood. Through that partnership, re-use woods that are removed from various locations in the area due to construction or other natural reasons. In addition, we use also use trees that are either damaged or knocked down during hazardous weather. In all of these situations, someone would normally take the tree to landfill.
Wisconsin Urban wood does not use trees are grown with the purpose of being harvested.
Benefits Of Using Locally Harvested Wood
There are many benefits that come with using locally harvested woods.
First of all, you will save the tree a trip to your local landfill. We can also make a large number of beautiful custom pieces out of wood that is removed from a nearby park or neighborhood. While we build the piece, we can also incorporate unique, natural elements of the wood such as a live edges and knots.
Secondly, you will contribute to the local economy. A local sawyer harvests the wood when a tree is removed with the purpose of being re-used. From there, the sawyer will chop the tree up and transport it for re-use. After that, our skilled local carpenters will build your piece rather than someone sourcing labor out of the country. You will be able to tell a story about where your tree came from and how it is relevant to your current location.
Most importantly, we build our custom pieces environmentally friendly, and safe for people who have strong chemical sensitivities. We utilize water borne materials that contain no VOCs (volatile organic compounds). You can also choose what kind of wood you want us to make your custom piece out of. There are tons of different woods in the Madison, WI area. Many of the woods have very unique names – some that tell a story by themselves!
If you are looking for a custom built furniture piece that is eco-friendly, completely customizable, and relevant to your location, then a custom built Blue Terra piece using locally harvested wood is the way to go.