The maple and poplar wood we use in our furniture is responsibly sourced and certified sustainable by Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. This is important to us, especially as a partner of American Forests.
Why opt for a natural wood platform bed?
There are a lot of different platform beds on the market, so it can become overwhelming quite quickly. When you buy something, you’re essentially voting for what types of products and what type of company values you appreciate.
If natural products and healthy practices are something you strive for, then our platform beds, and Savvy Rest in general, meets those requirements.
“Our finishes are zero-VOC, which is a very important thing for people, especially those concerned about the air quality in their house,” Judd says.
However, not all zero-VOC finishes are created equal.
“It has to do with the makeup of the raw material. There are zero-VOC finishes out there that when set are zero-VOC. However, their raw form is different. There was one in particular I was excited about because it was water-based and sounded pretty nice. The customer would end up with a nice, clean finish that was durable and zero-VOC. Then I read the MSDS on it. The people applying it would have to wear a bunch of safety gear, and it had a lot of warnings. That’s why I use what we use. It’s safe for our people in its raw form, and it’s good for the customer in it’s finished state.”
How a stain is created in the first place is also worth looking into.
“The finish we use is flax-based, so it’s an agricultural product as opposed to something from petrochemical processes. In that way, the whole chain of it is better for the planet.”