7 Eco-Friendly Indoor Items

Beth Rice 26/09/2016

A healthy home environment benefits those most important to you — your family. How does supporting the environment factor into your furniture selections?  You might be pleasantly surprised to find out some of the eco-friendly aspects of handcrafted Amish furniture that can serve you inside your home.

Nurture Your Natural Side

When it comes to furniture, a natural, pure product is best. Removing materials like plastic and particle board from your home gives a little hug to the environment. Replace them with organic, natural elements that won’t emit such a high chemical content into the air you breathe.

Solid wood is a better choice as it offers a gentler option with fewer chemicals. In addition, solid wood Amish furniture is built to last for generations. It needs no replacement and will not end up flooding landfills with waste.

Crafted from hardwood sourced from a responsibly managed forest, the Amish Modesto Mission Leg Dining Table adds a stunning natural element to your dining room.

Amish Modesto Mission Leg Dining Table

Pick a Plant Stand

Use some houseplants instead of air purifiers to help clean your indoor air. Let plants filter air from toxins within the home while offering a natural, decorative element to the room.

The Amish Geneva Plant Stand provides just the right display stand for your pretty plants. Peace lilies, English ivy and gerbera daisies are great toxin fighters.

amish shaker hill plant stand end table

Live with Lyptus

Lyptus is a hybrid wood formed from two eucalyptus tree species. It is grown in Brazil in forests that uphold sustainable forestry standards, and is used by the Amish for its affordability and sustainability. Lyptus displays a closed grain and an attractive salmon color that will darken with age.

Our Amish Oasis Panel Bed is available in lyptus wood.

amish furniture bedroom furniture solid wood oasis panel bed amish handcrafted bed

Look for Low VOC

VOC stands for volatile organic compound. It can be found in paint, household products, carpets and furniture.  Solid woods with low VOC are better for your home environment.

The Amish Kids Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed is available in soy based stain or water based paint. Soy is a rapidly renewable resource. These paints and stains have a low VOC content.

Amish Kids Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed

Rejoice in Reclaimed

Furniture that is fashioned from reclaimed wood embraces the eco-friendly vibe. Lumber is salvaged from century old barns and is recycled to create one of a kind pieces.  Sourced from old barns here in the United States, this wood helps to reduce the global footprint as it does not have to be transported very far and is saved from landfills.

You can see and almost feel the history built into the aged wood of the Amish Reclaimed Wood Ladderback Chair.amish reclaimed wood ladderback chair with arms

Unwind with Unwined Candles

The artisans behind this beautiful eco-friendly candle collection take recycled wine bottles, cut off the tops, smooth the edges, insert a woven cotton wick, and pour in all natural soy wax.

Enjoy the warm glow of Unwined Candles in any room. These eco-friendly candles provide over 80 hours of burn time.

soy candles unwined candles handcrafted in america

Make it Amazing with Milk Paint

A popular choice for antique restoration projects, milk paint is made from organic material that is non-toxic and environmentally safe. Milk paint is a popular choice for floors, walls, decks, and more.

Providing a natural authentic product, solid wood Amish furniture helps to create a healthy environment for the ones you hold dear.

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2 comments

  • Jacquelyn Crawford
    February 25, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Good morning. I would like to know if you could use a non-toxic stain and non-toxic varnish on a piece of furniture?

    Also, could you use lacquer on a piece of furniture?

    Thank you,
    Jacquelyn Crawford


  • Beth Rice
    February 26, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Hi Jacquelyn,

    Here is a link to a guide on non-toxic sealers and vanishes that you might find helpful.

    https://www.mychemicalfreehouse.net/2019/06/natural-finishes.html

    Yes, lacquer is sometimes used on furniture. Here is an article that talks about the pros and cons of lacquer.

    https://bit.ly/3aTQryj

    Thank you for visiting us on Timber to Table.


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