Mon, Jun 14, 2004, 11:51pm (EDT+5) firstname.lastname@example.org
(Andy Dingley) says:
I appreciate and share your concerns, but why is this specifically a
problem for cabinet makers in the UK ?
I'm not in the UK, but agree, in principle. Enforcement of any
logging laws, etc., is gonna have to be the country of origin.
We've plenty of good hardwoods ourselves, <snip>
Anymore, if I buy any wood, it's from trees native to North
Carolina. Well, I do make an exception for plywood, even tho I'm not
sure where the plywood forest are.
It's more spiritually satisfying to me to only use NC wood, and that
also kills any worry about moral issues on buying illegal, over logged,
or whatever, wood.
Hmm, just had a thought. The wood here isn't exotic to me, but it
would be to someone in another part of the world. Maybe people in
different parts of the world could swap some of their local wood with
people elsewhere, for some of "their" local wood. Might be a bit
expensive in large lots, but I think it'd be neat to be able to make a
small chest, box, or something, with some wood from the UK, Australia,
or Canada, etc., or even to just include some. Especially when you
"know" the person you got it from. Shouldn't cost much for a few board
feet, and I think it'd be well worth the price.
Yep, I figure I can amend my "North Carolina wood only" rule, for a
deal like that.
Damn. I've got some small pieces stuck away, from my own property,
that went down in a hurricaine some years back; dogwood, hickory, oak,
holly, something else. But, I've had plans for it, all this time. I'll
have to check what I've got, and see if I'm willing to give up any of
it, or will have to get some more, for swapping. Damn. LOL
Use your brain - it's the small things that count.