McLAUGHLIN FURNITURE

THE ENVIRONMENT

Beautiful Cornwall - Holywell bay Picture taken from Kelsey Head (featured frequently in Poldark)

Living and working in the outstanding beauty of Cornwall, it’s natural that Dan cares deeply about the environment and helping to reduce our impact on it. Your furniture is designed and built with the following principles in mind:

BUILDING FURNITURE TO LAST

Dan’s aim is that every piece of furniture he makes becomes a family heirloom, passed down the generations. To this end he tries to produce timeless pieces that will not go out of fashion and builds them to withstand years of constant use.

REDUCING WASTE

During the construction of your furniture, Dan is especially careful when cutting out all of the components, not only to select the most attractive grain, but to also reduce waste. By systematically cutting larger components out of the wooden boards first, he can then reuse the remaining wood for the smaller parts.

RECYCLING

Several bags of wood shavings are produced at the workshop during the manufacture of each piece of furniture. These are collected and used by local animal owners, who then return the empty bags to be reused. In addition, any small off cuts which are not usable become carbon neutral fuel for wood burners.

SOURCING SUSTAINABLE TIMBER

All of Dan’s furniture is made from sustainable timber, sourced from well managed forests and usually grown within the UK or Europe (sometimes even Cornwall). He avoids the use of tropical or endangered timber species.

REDUCING TRANSPORTATION

Dan has a very short commute to work, he lives less than 10 minutes from his workshop. Much more importantly though, by commissioning a piece of furniture from Dan you are eliminating the shipping and transportation associated with furniture imported from the other side of the world. By sourcing locally grown timber, Dan also avoids excessive shipping of materials.