Important Information About Timber Furniture In Australia
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Did you know that most conventional wooden furniture is made using toxic glues and finishes? Imported timber must be fumigated before it can enter the country.
Most timber products sold in Australia are imported, the majority are made in China. One company we researched makes their products in Australia from imported timber, these timbers ARE fumigated. Some suppliers of timber products are claiming made with ‘Australian timber’, this may be true but they send the timber to China to produce the furniture more economically! What happens when it’s returned back to Australia?
Australian quarantine regulations requires fumigation of timber and timber products. Fumigation chemicals are harmful to health, and a possible cause of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) in babies. Other timber products are also made here with MDF, full of formaldehyde, another cause of SIDS? Glued and finished with petro chemical paint and stain, another cause of SIDS? — It’s not worth the chance for anyone.
100% Organic Bedroom Furniture Australia
Because of this, we found it necessary to manufacture our own AUSTRALIAN HARDWOOD TIMBER FURNITURE. All our beds, bedside tables, babies cradles, cots, chests, sofa’s, couches, trundles and bunks are Made In Australia specially for us with locally sourced “Victorian Mountain Ash”. NO Toxic chemicals, NO MDF, NO Chipboard, NO Chemical Paint and NO Toxic Glues are used during any part of the manufacturing process.
Brown Sawmills are members of Australian Forest Standard, SAI Global certified system and PEFC, assuring sustainability and keeping down carbon footprints. There is no fumigation used in the processing of any of our timber products. There are no harmful chemicals to out-gas in either the construction of our furniture or in the finish.
All Organature® Bed Linen and Hardwood Timber Furniture is toxin-free and Proudly MADE IN AUSTRALIA where we can guarantee the purity of the manufacturing process from start to finish … We confidently call it 100% Organic.
Variety Of Safe Organic Timber Finishes
All Organature furniture comes in several different timber finishes; raw and sanded OR with a natural plant and mineral based oil in your choice of colours. These are a safe and eco friendly alternative to the conventional polyurethane, synthetic & chemical paints mostly used by other furniture manufacturers. We source our oils from Livos if you would like to purchase raw and sanded and apply the oils yourself. Here is a link to the Livos website.
Experienced Cabinet Makers With High Standards
Our talented cabinet makers, Russell and Peter, have many years industry experience and have now been consigned to produce our magnificent hand crafted, toxic free timber furniture too. They refuse to use inferior products. Only the best timber and the purest processes will do; luckily for us.
Attention To Detail Produces Healthier Results
We go to great lengths to reduce the impact that chemicals have in our lives. Even the glue we use is a special one imported from the US, as Australian produced adhesives are too toxic. This special glue dries rock hard within 10 minutes. Only a very small amount is needed between the timber joints because nails and decorative bolts are utilised as much as possible, keeping it contained so it doesn’t spill to the outside. This combination avoids chemical outgassing and toxic buildup, which is prevalent in most furniture and building materials in use today.
Doing Business Locally Reduces Environmental Impact
We work with a highly reputable local sawmill to reduce our carbon footprint. Brown Sawmills are members of Australian Forest Standard, SAI Global certified system and PEFC, assuring Australian forests are properly cared for, maintained and managed in the most sustainable ways.
The main advantage for choosing locally sourced hardwood over imported timbers is that local hardwood is NOT “fumigated”, while imported timber must pass quarantine inspections before it’s allowed to enter the country. These imported wooden products are often fumigated prior to arriving to reduce biosecurity risks from exotic pests which can be carried in the egg or larvae stage, their presence might not even be obvious until frass (a sawdust-like substance) and holes appear some time later.
Feel Good About What You Buy
For those who are conscious of caring for our environment, desire to improve their health and wellbeing or who simply wish to lessen their day to day exposure to chemicals, our handcrafted timber furniture and hardwood beds provide you with a safer, cleaner, healthier option that we are sure, you will “feel good” about having in your home, for many years to come.