The ecological concept is reflected through four main points:
- We all have responsibilities towards natural resources and that is why Jera Wood collaborates with local sawmills that deliver wood with a FSC-label guaranteeing that it is sourced from responsibly managed forests. We choose to work with locals to support fellow woodworkers and to avoid pollution caused by wood transport.
2. Jera Wood creates durable and life lasting pieces that can be passed on by generations. For this reason, we avoid using screws and rather go for authentic wooden joints. A precise wooden connection is much stronger and can last a lifetime, prolonging the lifespan of the whole piece. Wooden connections are less used these days because they are costly and time consuming but they proved to be worth the effort. Anybody will easily see the quality difference when comparing a table made 100 years ago to a table from a big wholesale shop. We want our pieces to last, so we go for the extra effort.
- For finishing the pieces we usually go for natural products such as linseed or coconut oil, beeswax or any other natural finishing products. The finishing brings the best out of the wood - a natural look and feeling with richer colors. This means that all products ask for a bit of care from the customer after they have been purchased. This amount of care is a small effort that contributes to the considerably smaller environmental impact when compared to the usage of synthetic products that usually do not demand any further care upon purchase.
4. We also strive to create a no waste chain in production and this is why we keep all the left over pieces from cutting bigger pieces. The left overs are then used to make items such as cutting boards or serving trays. By doing so we give a new life to these pieces in somebody’s kitchen.