If you have considered improving your home with some quality furniture, then go green buy gently used Ethan Allen and Tell City furniture from Earthjunk in Sargent, Nebraska. Earthjunk upholds the Nebraska rural values of an eco-friendly environment by offering high end used furniture.
We sometimes opt for cheap imported furniture with the mindset that we are saving. Other times, we opt for new furniture made in America. The new American furniture is expensive, so we assume it is high quality. However, in both examples, the new furniture is produced from fast growth wood that is then quickly cured. Most new lumber break and cracks. Regardless of production origin, all new furniture eventually needs replaced. The more you use new furniture, the faster replacement occurs. Using wood of inferior quality prompts another furniture purchase when the item falls apart.
New furniture production goals include maximizing future sales and cutting production time. Most new designs are simple in nature for one man production without investing in modern manufacturing equipment that increases the durability and strength of the item. Look for established famous brand names that use state of the art machinery plus hours of hand labor. Mass marketed American furniture based on stereotypical assumptions of the religious order does not automatically produce furniture that is durable. A two-year curing time is utterly inadequate.
The bottom line, new growth wood is inherently different than old growth wood. All fast growth wood furniture does not last long, and like all junk, it ends up in landfills. Then you buy yet more new furniture for replacement. The endless ongoing purchases continue your entire lifetime. If everyone continues buying furniture that ends up in landfills, what happens to our environment and planet EARTH?
If you care about your environment and our planet and want lifelong budget savings, then go green buy used furniture that has already stood the test of time. Earthjunk offers furniture made to last forever.