Sustainability For A Better Future

At Thos. Moser, we practice sustainability by building furniture that is made to last for generations; and we do so out of materials that are responsibly sourced. All of the hardwood used for our furniture comes from family-owned suppliers in the North Eastern US, who are certified by either the Forest Stewardship Council or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Growth & Regeneration

According to the U.S. Forest Service, cherry, along with most other North American hardwood, is growing faster than it is being harvested and thus, the volume of hardwood forests has increased an astounding 130% from 1953 to 2012.

In an uninterrupted forest, trees can become crowded and fight for resources to survive. Employing silviculture practices, such as selective cutting, is crucial for the enhancement and growth of forests. Selective cutting allows the most valuable trees to continue to grow and provides space, water and sunlight for natural regeneration.

Why Buy Wood Furniture?

Buying low-quality furniture may be more cost effective at the time of purchase, but it may only last a few years. Eventually, that furniture will break or be destroyed and thrown in a landfill where its sequestered carbon will ultimately be released back into the environment.

At Thos. Moser we build furniture that we know will last for generations to come, ultimately delaying the return of its sequestered carbon back into the atmosphere. Our intention is to give each tree a second life that was longer than its first, mirroring the ideology of George Nakashima who once said, “It is an—art and soul—satisfying adventure to walk the forests of the world, to communicate with trees… to bring this living material to the workbench, ultimately to give it a second life.”

In celebration of Earth and Arbor Day, we look forward to continuing to promote the growth of North American Hardwood by building furniture that is destined to last lifetimes.