Why Solid Wood

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.

Did you know?

96% of Ohio’s forests are hardwood trees!

Source: ODNR Division of Forestry, 2019

Naturally Made

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


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.

Man Made
Forest Fact!

It takes .17 seconds to grow 90 board feet of white oak for a 30" x 60" desk.

Source: ODNR Division of Forestry, 2019

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