Mantra Inspired Furniture’s main lumberman is on the board of the Ohio Forestry Association and actively works in creating and executing training programs to ensure our North American forests are cared for responsibly.
These programs make our hardwood forests naturally safe, environmentally sensitive, and the most sustainable source in the world for our solid wood furniture.
Mantra Inspired Furniture’s solid wood planks are glued together with environmentally safe soy adhesive to create solid wood tops and sides. High quality veneer plywood with the same soy adhesive constructs the backs and adjustable shelving components of our furniture.
Many veneers use substrates with urea formaldyhyde as a binding agent which consumes much more energy to create than our solid wood products.
As veneer products have a much shorter life span than Mantra Inspired Furniture products, they end up in landfills where their chemical glues and binding agents seep into the earth. Yuck.