Interior Decorating | Furniture – Hard
This is the interior design website of my friend Rowena, who I have known for years. She knows absolutely everything about toxics in interior design products and carries only the most natural, organic and pure. “We strive to create beautiful, colorful, and environmentally friendly living spaces using healthy materials that are also socially responsible.” She carries furniture, beds and bedding, area rugs and carpeting, window coverings, upholstery fabrics, accents, lighting, outdoor furniture and accessories, nursery and children’s bedrooms and playroom, and beds and toys for pets. Also home office and storage.
|Listen to my interviews with Rowena Finegan, BBEC, Managing Partner and Interior Designer of Pine Street Natural Interiors|
Unfinished furniture in more styles than I usually see on unfinished furniture websites. Check this site to find something different. Search by type of furniture and also by style. “At Unfinished Furniture Expo, you can find an assortment of furniture pieces, all made with a variety of wood. The pieces include tables, table pedestals, table tops, chairs, dining tables, coffee tables, kitchen furniture, beds, headboards, entertainment centers, desks, bookcases, bookshelves, and even chairs and tables for children. These pieces can be found in alder, birch, pine, parawood, and oak. We offer all of our pieces as discounted unfinished furniture, inclusive of free shipping on orders over $39.”
Unfinished platform beds and futon sofa frames crafted from Tulip Poplar. “All of our frames are made of kiln dried Tulip Poplar hardwood grown in responsibly managed Virginia forests. We do not apply chemicals of any kind in our factory, and the wood is smooth, sanded, and unfinished. KD Frames has been in business since 1987.” I saw one of these frame in a local store and it was very solid and had excellent craftsmanship.
Solid wood closet storage systems built of solid wood—no particleboard. Purchase unfinished or with their water based finish. Complete disclosure of materials on their website: “We use pine harvested responsibly from the Pacific Northwest for our solid wood shelves. We use hemlock (Also from the Pacific Northwest) for our uprights. Hemlock is used in our uprights as it is 99% knot free (Uprights are drilled to hold shelves so they need to be mostly knot free). Our shelves will have knots that are filled and sanded smooth. This is what gives Lundia it’s beautiful natural wood appearance. We offer a complete set of actual wood samples that you can purchase for $9.95 that is refundable… We use a water-based lacquer that has NO IARC, NTP or OSHA listed carcinogen ingredients (See section 11-Toxicological Information in our Material Safety Data Sheet. Click here to see this document (Also listed at the bottom of this page). IMPORTANT: If you are still concerned about any hazardous materials, you also have the option to purchase our modular systems Unfinished Sanded Smooth. You do not have to finish our Solid Wood Products. They will last you a lifetime. In fact, most of our commercial installations throughout the US are all Unfinished (Going back over 50 years to the early 1960’s). You also have the option of applying your own finish…We use Titebond wood glue from Franklin International my favorite wood glue. This product has NO hazardous ingredients.”
Beds, bedroom, and convertible futon sofa frames made in Maine. “Classic lines, solid construction and gorgeous finishes are the hallmarks of the furniture we make at The BedWorks of Maine. All of our bedroom pieces and bed frames, both traditional and platform bed, as well as our futon frames are crafted out of North American ash, a sustainable and renewable hardwood.” Can be ordered unfinished.
Furniture for bedroom, living room, and storage with modern design, made from 100% recycled/reclaimed green grade MDF or sustainably-harvested birch and birch plywood, painted with an eco-friendly, water based, non-toxic paint. Also decorative pillows made in a GOTS certified organic factory of 100% organic cotton twill with organic pigments/dyes, and an entire nursery made with nontoxic, natural, and organic materials.
All wood furniture for every room in your home. “We offer customers finished, unfinished, and custom finished all wood furniture. We only sell furniture made with real wood that is particle board free.”
Simple, modern, and colorful, this furniture is designed to change as your needs change. You pick your frame style and color then front and back panel colors, and accessories, At any time you can change your colored panels for new colors! Made from rapidly renewable bamboo, recycled content aluminum, organic powder coating and low VOC finishes.
Simple sustainable furniture made from domestic hardwoods, organic cotton and wool, latex from organic trees, and other natural and nontoxic materials. “Based in Los Angeles, California and in Germany, Kalon Studios is a design studio focused on contemporary form with a particular aesthetic of simple, subtle and unobtrusive beauty. Kalon Studios’ design focus is as much on quality of design as it is on material, method and process. All of our products are non-toxic, fully sustainable, and domestically produced respectively in the in the US and in Europe. Each piece is handcrafted to order by traditional furniture makers. The ancient Greek concept of ‘kalon’ meant beauty linked with moral worth and usefulness, a value we seek to express in our designs.” Oh,, I love this! “Materials + Methods” is the first item on the main menu.
Beautiful solid wood tops for tables, countertops, stools, and anything else you can think of, made by the square inch. Any species, size, shape and quantity. “We build with the best quality New American Hardwoods including Cherry, Maple and Walnut, and can source a wide variety of other options…We also specialize in Reclaimed Woods, including Pine, Oak, Heart Pine and Chestnut, which can be sourced from places like old barns, silos, train stations…We believe in taking the natural route whenever possible. We use a natural oil and wax blend finish on our tables, applied in multiple coats until it saturates the wood, creating a finish that is water and stain resistant. This approach lets the natural beauty of the wood shine through, while creating a finish that is easy to care for over time. ”
Custom solid wood cabinets and furniture, handcrafted in Lodi, California. Your choice of wood, can order unfinished and apply your own nontoxic paint or finish. They can make any style to your specifications.
“America’s Favorite Custom Unfinished Furniture Expert! NO particle board, simulated wood grain vinyls or other shortcuts are used in crafting our furniture. Our real wood furniture is made out of premium North American cherry, maple and oak. Our construction details include solid wood face frames, solid wood drawers and posts, dovetail drawer joints, metal glides, real wood tops and concealed adjustable hinges on doors. Individually made by Pennsylvania craftsmen. Most of our products are available in four species of wood: PINE, MAPLE , OAK and Cherry . We offer almost endless combinations and options to create thousands of designs in many different styles: SHAKER, MISSION, TRADITIONAL, COLONIAL, CONTEMPORARY and COUNTRY.”
Hardwood furniture, individually handcrafted with love by woodworking artisans, in beautiful modern designs. Choose from furniture for dining room, living room, office, and bedroom…even handcrafted office chairs. All can be customized to your needs. They use my favorite Tite Bond glue and a low-VOC finish is available by request “for people with MCS”.
Handcrafted solid wood platform beds and bedroom furniture made from walnut, cherry, hard maple and oak, plant-based natural stains, and nontoxic finishes (also available unfinished “for MCS”). These bed frames can be customized for height and length, mix woods and finishes for style, add wheels or casters, and reclining headboard option. Styles range from simple to…well, whatever you want! This is beautiful furniture.
Bed frames and bedroom furniture in classic styles, made from American ash, with water-based finish or unfinished. The only other material used is a water-based nontoxic glue. NOTE: Only their Maine Made Bedrooms line is nontoxic. They also sell other brands.
What a great place for furniture! Well-made, solid wood from USA forests, nontoxic finishes and you can customize the style to whatever you want. And free shipping! “High end, handcrafted, quality wood furniture that’s made to order just for you. We work with Vermont’s independent fine furniture makers to deliver top quality, real solid wood dining, home office, living room and bedroom furniture to your home. All of our hardwood furniture is built to order in New England—each piece is handmade in natural solid cherry, maple, oak, or walnut.”
|Listen to my interview with Peggy Farabaugh, Owner and Operator of Vermont Woods Studios|
A large selection of real wood furniture, made in the USA to last for generations. This “ready-to-finish furniture is available in a wide cariety of hardwoods, each with its own distinctive grain patterns and colorations.” Use the nontoxic finish of your choice. They have hundreds of pieces for every room in your home, made from many types of wood.
Heirloom quality bedroom furniture using traditional construction methods such as mortise and tenon and dovetail. “Since 1981, Pacific Rim Woodworking has offered hand-crafted, solid maple furniture at affordable prices. We use Western Maple grown in managed forests in Washington and Oregon. To highlight the natural beauty of this distinctive hardwood, we hand-rub each piece with our own finish. Enduring quality and simple elegance are the hallmarks of our contemporary American style.”
Natural, affordable, adjustable furniture designed to support your body. The innovative Eco Backrest™ adjusts to six positions and can be placed on a bed or directly on the floor for a truly comfortable chair. It can also be used as a laptop workstation. The modular couch (stuffed with organic kapok/wool) doubles as a guest bed, a simple desk chair made of all natural materials, and more. Lots of pieces that can be put together in various ways, all designed to support your body.
|Listen to my interview with Patrick Clark from Carolina Morning.|
“The World’s Most Affordable Eco-Friendly Furniture.” Founded in 1989 with the idea of designing and manufacturing low-cost, American-made, solid-wood furniture that is easy to assemble and use. Their eco-friendly furniture is unmatched in terms of cost, durability and sustainability. We primarily use Southern Yellow Pine, our nations’ most abundant, sustainably-harvested wood source to produce our lines of futon frames, platform beds, bunk and loft beds, bookshelves and other coordinating pieces…We believe in environmental and social responsibility and are dedicated to promoting these ideals…Our commitment is to help our employees and community grow and prosper by providing safe, chemical-free home furnishings under our Xtreme Furniture brand while our longer-term goal is to achieve energy independence using a combination of wind, solar, geo-thermal, and bio-mass resources.”