Sustainable wood means wood that has been procured from sustainably managed forests and is certified to be legal and ethical. While wood by itself is a carbon neutral material, rampant logging without a long-term view has led to destruction of forests ravaging the ecosystems that thrive in them. On the other hand, sustainably managed forests ensure that the ecology and people dependent on forests are not adversely impacted in the process of procuring wood products.
Canadian Wood comes from the sustainably managed forests of British Columbia (B.C.), Canada and is certified by PEFC/ FSC. It is a truly sustainable wood, which is beautiful, versatile and in some cases naturally durable. Species of western hemlock, douglas fir, yellow cedar, SPF, western red cedar are now available in India as sawn lumber. Wood varieties of western hemlock, douglas fir and a few other Canadian Wood species are the perfect material for furniture due to easy workability and the ability to take on a range of stains and finishes easily.
Here are some exciting furniture pieces created with Canadian Wood species by manufacturers globally and in India.
Designed by Judson Beaumont. The hollow chair is genius in its simplicity. The empty base area of the chair can be filled with whatever suits the surroundings – water bottles and towels for a gym or a spa, books for a library and so forth.
Designed by Judson Beaumont, the – stacked cabinet brings a room to life! The contrast-colored set of drawers and cabinets resemble curved crayons – the perfect piece for the children’s room.
Judson Beaumont redefines the little black dress to create a striking piece that combines beauty with a touch of art.
Dark stained foyer table and chair made in western hemlock for contemporary living rooms.
Scandinavian-style light colored side table in panelled western hemlock with a natural matte finish looks stunning yet soothing due to its minimalism and unconventional design.
A mock living room with dark stained furniture incomplemented with natural wall panelling. Both in western hemlock.
Panelled bench in clear UV coat western red cedar is perfect for outdoor seating.
A pool deck chair in western red cedar brings in the fun element.
Bedroom furniture in maple-stained western hemlock adds a touch of warmth and subtle elegance.
The perfect magazine stand for the homes where class meets artistic designs.
Canadian Wood is exhibiting at DelhiWood 2017 between 1 – 4 March 2017, where you can interact with wood experts and representatives from Canadian lumber companies. Visit us at Booth B201. Hall no. 12.
FII India, funded by the government of British Columbia (B.C.), Canada represents Canadian wood in India for all its five species viz. Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir, Yellow Cedar, Western Red Cedar and Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF). FII works closely with architects, manufacturers, importers and real estate developers to provide technical and procurement assistance for their requirements free of any cost.