The overwhelming majority of Table Company wood, including all teak, acacia, and rosewood, comes from Thailand. We import our oak from Northern Michigan and Wisconsin, nearly the Canadian border. In Thailand, national and local forest management regulations are very strict and ensure that lumber is harvested in a responsible and sustainable manner. Unlike other companies that may "aspire" to sustainability by 2023, 2028, or some future and uncertain date, The Table Company only uses wood that is already from sustainable sources. The Table Company accomplishes what other businesses "aspire" to.

Regenerative Harvesting

In Thailand, plantations are integrated into communities in which people live, work, and go to school. The owners and workers want desirable conditions – stable employment, a clean and safe environment where families can flourish. The Table Company complies with strict governmental tree harvesting guidelines that were established more than 40 years ago to specifically prevent the clear-cutting, theft, and illegal export of precious teak and other tropical species. All of our products are government inspected before export and there is zero tolerance for the illegal lumber trade. These policies, enacted over 40 years ago, have restored Thailand's forests and national parks to their original condition and now ensure a sustainable timber industry for centuries to come.

Additionally, and although not required, The Table Company sponsors an annual tree planting ceremony. Attended by Village Elders, the local community, Monks and Government Officials, we plant several trees for each that we harvest. The ceremonies, which are fun and well attended, have lots of local food and demonstrate our commitment to the local community and the sustainability of our work.

The Table Company's Environmental Commitments We recognize our environmental and ethical footprint, as well as our community's needs and responsibilities. By being nearly entirely vertically integrated, we have full control over all materials and stages of production. This allows us to more precisely replace what we take. Whether it be planting trees, sponsoring tree-planting programs in remote mountain villages where illegal clear-cutting has resulted in erosion and environmental decay, or
building a new drinking water system for a local elementary school, we take our involvement seriously; consistently striving to give more than we take.