Responsible sourcing of excellent wood is a vital ingredient of the recipe that earned Ebony and Co international acclaim. ‘It’s time we stop destroying the biodiversity of the planet,’ advocates managing director Bastiaan Smits.
We source from both the USA and Europe. It depends on the wood species. When it comes to Walnut, there is no better place to source than the Northern Midwest States.
With Oak it can go both ways. A White Oak in a beautiful Country grade is a variety typical to the Appalachian Mountains in eastern North America. For clear grade Continental European Oak we have excellent sources in France, Germany and Croatia.
Thankfully, logging is strictly regulated in the countries where we buy our logs. This results in a stable volume, although weather conditions sometimes shift the supply a bit.
The true Bog Oak! These trees have been in soil under water for thousands of years, turning green-black, very hard and very refined. They tell the story of bygone millennia. Finding them is hard, but we managed to salvage a few remarkable logs lately.
Cherry and American Read Oak are both fantastic species to create stunning solid floors with a timeless appeal with. Red tones may be out of vogue now, but you can be sure they will return to the spotlights one day.
Dark woods, specifically American Dark Walnut is very high in demand - it’s one of our specialties.
Sure. Each time it takes more effort to obtain the best logs. Getting clear graded veneer logs has become a real challenge lately, with inevitable increases in price. The same goes for the growing popularity of Oak.
I hope for a more sustainable future, including a firm ban on wood imports from questionable sources, and a solid reforestation plan. It’s time we stop destroying the biodiversity of the planet, and manage to restore nature’s intrinsic variety. Thankfully, I do notice this environmental awareness with the next generation.