We use solid American oak and solid walnut because they are hardy and last. Unlike veneered furniture, there's less damage from wear and tear so you don't have to throw it out to replace it with something equally replaceable.
We only use real wood sourced from American forests embodying sustainable principles. This means it is sustainably harvested, restores the ecosystem, has replanting processes which are consistent environmental monitoring and the land rights of indigenous peoples.
Solid wood furniture is a provider of carbon storage and has a positive effect on the planet by not releasing this carbon. Regrowth in sustainably managed forests adds to carbon emission reduction by further increasing carbon storage.
At IconByDesign we do the best by our planet by making pieces that last. We reject the trend to flat-pack, cheap, disposable veneer furniture. With a focus on sustainability, value, design and durability, we take pride in the fact that we use solid American oak and walnut timber to craft our products – and the quality speaks for itself.
So, if you’re after a makeover for your dining or living room, if your home office needs a fresh update, or if you want tables, seating or extra storage that is designed for living, we strongly suggest you choose solid wood furniture.
At IconByDesign, we know that nothing beats the warmth, richness and sheer beauty of natural wood. Each piece of naturally-sourced wood varies in tone and grain, making each piece unique. Unlike veneers and chipboard that bend and bow as the years wear on, solid timber gets better with time. The bulk of our furniture is built using solid wood. If veneered furniture gets damaged, it usually can't be repaired, which means it gets goes into landfill since it doesn’t last very long.
Solid wood, especially hardwood like American oak, is naturally hard wearing, which makes it more cost effective and sustainable in the long run. The typical life of a solid wood item is ten to fifteen times longer than that of a veneered wood item. The manufacture of solid wood furniture is also very clean and a sustainable process.
We do use engineered woods where the design requires it. An example is the reversible doors on our Magnus and Bastian storage units. We have used engineered woods on these sliding doors because their simple open construction needs the stability that engineered wood provides. All our other products are made from solid American oak or walnut.
When you buy an IconByDesign product, every knot in the wood tells a story; every piece is designed to convey its inherent simplicity and strength; every item speaks of integrity, timeless design and refined elegance. What’s more, we used sustainably sourced solid wood so that your furniture has minimal impact on the environment.
Solid timber lends itself beautifully to the design and creation of our furniture – whether it’s Magnus dining table and dining chairs in your dining room or open plan living area, the Olivia armchair in your lounge or the Bastian desk in your home office. Let us make your house a home with solid timber furniture that’s your forever furniture.