Buying the right furniture is a huge investment for anyone. Buying sustainable furniture includes not only the materials that were sourced, but how far they traveled and what varnishes were used on them. Sometimes the most sustainable furniture comes from repurposing pieces that already exist. Here are a few DC furniture shops where you can find an eco-friendly place to sit.
A. Drauglis Woodworker & Furnituremaker
This contemporary craftsman offers the finest in sustainable furniture for the discerning buyer who is looking for something truly unique. A. Drauglis will make you a piece if you request eco-friendly wood. Get a piece with FSC certified wood or from another reputable dealer or from reclaimed or salvaged wood. The pieces are put together without the use of power tools so that it’s nothing more than human power assembling your work of art.
For a modern take on sustainable furniture, head to Homebody. This Capitol Hill-area store carries green furniture for your home from chairs to tables and everything in between. Offering stylish contemporary furniture to the transitional and rustic style from designer brands, you’ll be sure to find a piece you love.
This U Street shop is a treasure for furniture and gifts alike, with eclectic and unique items that are sustainably made for the eco-conscious Washingtonian. It sells women’s clothes as well, but there are trinkets for the home that will make you want to stop by all of the time.
Pink & Brown Boutique
Eco-friendly furniture isn’t just for adults. Children need pieces that are sized for their growing bodies. Buying your child organic and sustainable furniture will help to keep them from absorbing harmful chemicals that may affect their development. From cribs to tables and chairs, Pink & Brown offers sustainably made furniture with organic cloth to ensure that you can minimize your child’s impact on the earth.
Saah Unfinished Furniture
Based on the concept of local and quality, Saah Unfinished Furniture believes in solid wood that lasts for centuries. The cheaper furniture made from particle board tends to give out or dent faster than solid wood, which is why Saah starts with structurally sound furniture made from woods like ash, beech, birch, maple and oak. Its showroom features furniture for the bedroom, dining room, kitchen, living room and other household furnishings. Keeping with the green theme, Saah offers local delivery only.
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Washingtonian in the know. Inspired by food, sustainability issues, and public health, she prides herself on finding DC’s off-the-beaten path treasures. When she isnt enjoying organic food or reducing her carbon footprint, Jamie’s traveling on her scooter or walking her two pit bulls. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.