All our outdoor furniture is made from 100% untreated Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata). Why?
– The wood is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insects. Our furniture will last longer and require less maintenance than any other type of outdoor furniture.
– With decidedly crisp, yet superbly rich, tonal properties, the wood creates sublime outdoor sanctuaries and emboldens traditional home décor. As a furniture builder, Western Red Cedar is my dream come true!
– Western Red Cedar is pitch and resin-free, making it ideal for holding a wide range of beautiful finishes including elegant dark stains, shabby chic bleaches, traditional solid colors, and naturally beautiful semi-transparents.
– Independent studies prove that when it comes to environmental performance, Western Red Cedar is superior to synthetic products in every way. While other building materials generate greenhouse gasses, Western Red Cedar actually removes greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. Additionally, our Western Red Cedar is sourced from the most sustainably managed forests in the world and is renewable. See our website for more information!
Northern Sky Woodworks furniture is made exclusively in Los Lunas, NM, not imported! We also make porch swings, “mud-room” benches, and picnic tables for the kids AND the adults. If you have a particular design in mind, including custom scroll-saw work or engraving, contact us with your idea for a custom furniture piece!
All our handcrafted furniture is built to last generations. We use only stainless steel fasteners and waterproof adhesives, which in addition to the natural durability of the wood itself, enhance the longevity of the outdoor furniture we build for you.
All our furniture is shipped unfinished so that you can “make it your own” with whatever finish you want to apply! For a nominal additional cost, we are happy to finish it for you with whatever motif you desire. Contact us to discuss your desired finish.
For UV protection, we recommend an oil finish such as Penofin “Verde”. Verde has the following advantages:
99% ultraviolet Protection
Made from Brazilian Rosewood Oil
No Petroleum Distillates
VOC less than .1 g/liter
Safe for Use Around Children and Animals
Bottom Line: Northern Sky Woodworks wants to make furniture for you that has: