After speaking with my friend Jennifer Wilkinson, Kitchen Designer, with Old Mill Kitchen Design. I’ve decided I need to do more research on eco-friendly kitchen products and companies that use sustainable forestry methods to harvest wood.
Old Mill Kitchen Design, offers kitchen and bath design services and is a dealer of Wood-Mode cabinetry. Wood-Mode is a traditional, high-end cabinetry company that prides itself on hand crafted product design and attention to detail. The product is gorgeous and Jen informed me that Wood-Mode purchases wood from local forests close to their plant. Although I wasn’t able to find information on the use of a sustainable forestry method, proximity to a local resource will get you one step closer to a LEED point.
Another company that is using sustainable forestry in their kitchen product line is John Boos. We all love the butcher blocks that chefs and “nana’s” have been passing down for generations. Consider LYPTUS Butcher Block Kitchen Counter Tops for your work surface.
According to their website, “Lyptus appeals to those who desire the color red in their wood countertops. Supplied from sustainable forests, developed in South America by the Weyerhaeuser Company over the last 3 decades, this exotic wood is similar to maple in hardness and durability.”
Although not available yet in the portable butcher block. The countertop is beautiful and functional with a deep red color, performance of a chopping block and built with sustainable forested methods and materials.