In his memoir, Soul of a Tree, George Nakashima (American architect and furniture maker) draws reference to an English Oak. He states that “many nations designate trees like this one as special natural monuments, but perhaps they should go further and call them ‘National Living Treasures’. These treasures should be cut with reverence when their life span has been fulfilled. Their aged beauty and great character must be preserved in objects built of their wood to provide a record of their heritage and history.”
At Raven River Designs we make sure that we only buy wood from timber merchants who follow these fundamentals and at every stage of crafting a piece of furniture we will aspire to ensure that we are showing the utmost beauty and character that piece of wood has to offer.