Sustainable Furniture from Vandenberg
When you shop for furniture, you probably consider factors like function, style, and comfort—all of which are very important. However, there is another crucial feature you ought to take into account as well: sustainability. Choosing sustainable furniture is one simple thing you can do to help steer us all toward a greener future.
What Makes Furniture Sustainable?
Sustainable furniture can be defined by any of several characteristics. For example, the term may be used to describe furniture that is:
- Made from renewable or recycled materials
- Made from locally sourced materials
- Locally manufactured
- Free of toxic chemicals
- Built for longevity
Vandenberg Furniture Sustainable Options
At Vandenberg, we carry a vast selection of sustainable furniture. Our Amish furniture in particular meets several of the aforementioned criteria in various ways. Our artisan partners build most of their pieces using regional lumber—which is both renewable and locally sourced. Amish furniture is also non-toxic. Chemical laden materials like particleboard, veneer, and certain plywoods often contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). When released into the environment, VOCs can cause air pollution and pose serious health risks to those who inhale them. Since Amish furniture is crafted from solid wood, it is generally free of harmful VOCs. It must be noted that the Amish do use various finishing agents in the manufacture of furniture. There can be some smells from the chemicals and/or natural products used in the finishing process that will dissipate in just a few days. Usually, the time it takes to ship and deliver the furniture is sufficient to remove any odors. And, of course, Amish furniture is built to last. It won’t end up in a landfill in a few short years like some cheap, mass produced furniture piece. When you buy an Amish bedroom or dining set, you can expect it to last a lifetime. It may even become a family heirloom.
Contact Us About Sustainable Furniture Today
Are you interested in acquiring beautiful, sustainable furniture for your home? Contact Vandenberg today. As one of Kalamazoo’s leading furniture stores, we are ready and able to assist with all of your furniture needs. To discuss available pieces, prices, and delivery options, call us at (269) 679-4055 or send an email to email@example.com.