When we were thinking about how to furnish Whispering Pines Lodge, we wanted something that felt true to the rustic Vermont experience. We weren’t looking for something modern or avant garde. We wanted something that channelled the ski lodge spirit. And that meant wood furniture.
But we were immediately faced with a bunch of choices about how to furnish the house responsibly with sustainable wood. What type of wood should we use? How do we know that the harvesting practices are sustainable? How do we make sure we are buying as locally as possible to support local Vermonters?