A contemporary, upcycled bedroom collection
Copeland Furniture created the Linn Bedroom in 2019 to meet the growing demand for heirloom quality furniture at an approachable value. This collection uses recovered American black walnut hardwood from Copeland's own operation. Each piece in the collection is finished with a soft to the touch, GREENGUARD certified topcoat that is free of harmful chemicals. The Linn Bedroom includes a vertical five drawer dresser, a six drawer dresser (pictured), a one drawer nightstand (pictured) and a sleek, low bed designed for a mattress only (pictured). The Linn Bed is available in Queen, King, or California King sizes with optional shelf nightstands that attach to either side of the frame.
Made entirely from recovered Walnut wood
Copeland first began using recovered wood in their Essentials Collection. Now used in several collections, this method uses the same sustainably sourced hardwood as every other Copeland product and results in more affordable pieces. But how is it possible to use wood waste to create high quality furniture?
Planks of sustainably sourced lumber are cut down to size once they enter the Copeland factory. Each plank is cut to be the exact length needed for Copeland’s various designs, but this often leaves smaller pieces of hardwood that were once considered waste. These leftover sections are, by themselves, too short to use in any design, but these pieces can be utilized using a woodworking method called finger jointing. This method joins two pieces of lumber together using a zipper-like joint, creating a strong, solid plank out of two or more smaller pieces. These recycled planks are then sent through the Copeland factory as any other solid wood plank would be. This practice of turning once unusable pieces of sustainably sourced lumber into high quality furniture at an incredible value is yet another way that Copeland is proving to be a true innovator in the sustainable furniture industry. Recovered wood planks created by this process are used in Linn Bedroom Collection, but also the Essentials and Modern Farmhouse Collections.
Shown below are planks of lumber delivered from a local sawmill, walnut hardwood cut to size for specific Copeland designs, and leftover hardwood used to make the Linn, Essentials, and Modern Farmhouse Collections.
Copeland Furniture has always been an industry leader in environmental stewardship. Both the owners and employees at Copeland's factory in Bradford, Vermont are constantly looking for new ways to innovate and reduce their carbon footprint. One way in which they accomplish this is by only using wood that is responsibly harvested within 500 miles of the Copeland factory. This practice cuts down on transportation emissions and ensures that all of the materials used are coming from sources that practice sustainable forest management. The wood waste that exists today at the Copeland factory (consisting mostly of sawdust) is used to heat the factory or repurposed as wood pellets that are sold locally for fuel for wood-burning stoves. By using sustainably sourced materials, reducing waste, and reusing materials once seen as unusable, Copeland continues to be an incredible example of an environmentally conscious business.
Below, you can see several pieces from the Essentials Collection and the Modern Farmhouse Collection as they make their way from finger jointed planks to heirloom quality furniture.
The team at Urban Natural Home is proud to be a partner with Copeland Furniture. We share the same values and commitment to creating healthy homes with beautiful, eco-freindly furniture, and are thrilled to see them push the industry standards of sustainable practices. See our entire selection of Copeland furniture here, and know that when you purchase a piece from Copeland you are purchasing a responsibly made product that was created to last for generations.