Our wood is special, because it comes from the neighborhoods and well-managed forests near where we live, where we can keep an eye on our source. We think it is essential to know where our wood comes from. But wood is important for one other very important reason. In the production of wood, nature is the manufacturer and has been so for a long, long time. The making of wood is proven to be completely harmless... no, actually it is highly beneficial... rather, absolutely essential to human life. Inputs are sun, water, CO2, and soil. Outputs are leaves, flowers, nuts, berries, oxygen, woody debris, poetry and sap. Nothing toxic and no waste--everything produced and discarded in the process is food for something else. Meanwhile CO2 is continually sequestered in the cells of the tree, unlike the manufacturing process of any other widely used material. Wood is 100% made by solar power and it sequesters carbon. It is, in a way, the “holy grail” of sustainable materials. All we have to do is cut it to the shape we need and make sure it is dried well.