The Old Wood Co. specializes in using the finest old reclaimed wood available. Along with environmentally friendly and health conscious finishing methods, company-wide recycling/ up cycling efforts, and ethical business practices we strive to give our customers the quality and service they expect and deserve.
An Environmentally & Socially Conscious Company
“I set out to develop a company that could compete in the market place and also be immune to the onslaught of the low-cost Asian imports. It is about giving people options, suggestions, and one-of-a-kind products tailor-made for their homes. I believe most people are starting to really care about and consider the origin of their purchases. It’s not always about who offers the lowest price, but who offers the highest value.” — Darren Green, founder
In 2007, founder Darren Green wanted to develop a different company—one that considered both environmentally and socially conscious issues. It was not a fad or a buzzword, it was the idea that businesses should care about the origin of the product they sell; the materials, the labor, all should be considered. Having worked in the home furnishing industry since 1999, Darren saw firsthand how quickly the Asian import market virtually destroyed the domestic manufacturing of the home furnishing industry, which has been so vital to the people of North Carolina. He realized that what made a product special was the quality of materials, the uniqueness of the design, customization options, and high level of service.
• Use of old, reclaimed lumber taken from structures deemed irreparable
• Water, whey-based and other nontoxic finishes
• Eco-safe and health-conscious oils and waxes
• Use of recycled steel
• Steel powder coat finishing method (zero VOCs)
• Recycled and mostly recyclable packaging materials
• Company-wide recycling and energy-efficiency efforts • Use of recycled paper on company literature
• Paperless accounting and bookkeeping system • Donation of sawdust to local farms
• Use of LED lighting in 95% of the woodshop
“It is our goal to continue on the track of progress and to develop designs that question whether it is simply a piece of furniture or a piece of art”.
The Old Wood Co. was born in fall 2007 of a desire to craft highquality furnishings using the finest reclaimed wood available. I was amazed and excited to find the creative talent that surrounded us in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
All of these mountain craftsmen and women were inspired by different ideas, but several common themes remained constant: quality and intense focus in his or her craft. It has been an absolute dream to be inspired and work so closely with some of our areas’ most talented artists. Whether in textiles, pottery, wood, metal, glass, or paint, these talented artists challenge me to think about unique ways to incorporate new ideas into our product line.
It is with great pride that we continue to collaborate with these local artisans in a way that not only advances our designs, but also helps them realize their dream of fulfilling their life calling. These strong ties to collaboration and partnership remain the cornerstones of our symbiotic relationship with both the artists we work with and you, the consumer, interior designer, the retailer, the restauranteur.
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