Brian Boggs Chairmakers and GreenWood Global Team Up!
In 1993 Curtis Buchanan and I belonged to the Woodworkers Alliance for Rainforest Protection (WARP), an innovative nonprofit dedicated to harnessing the energy and creativity of woodworkers worldwide to combat rainforest exploitation. After reading an article in the WARP journal about the trials of introducing machine woodworking techniques in a rustic tropical setting in Mexico, Curtis suggested we put our traditional hand-tool know-how to work in undeveloped rainforest communities.
Our hope was that with an understanding of how to craft wood into useful and valuable products, local residents might be able to build a small economy that would support sustainable forest management. We pitched the idea to WARP’s founder and president, Scott Landis, who enthusiastically endorsed the concept and whose writing skills landed us enough grant money to fund our first trip.
Curtis and I landed in the small, indigenous Pech community of El Carbón, Olancho, Honduras, which seemed particularly well primed for our mission. In the years that followed we successfully trained more than 60 artisans, and several of the young men we taught have gone on to train a second generation. More on all of these adventures (and those that followed, in Peru) can be found on GreenWood’s website, as well as the sites of our partner organizations Fundación Madera Verde in Honduras and PaTS in Peru.
In recent years my focus turned towards growing my own production, but the rainforests and our friends in Honduras have stayed on my mind. Last July I was fortunate to make an exploratory return trip that eventually scored us a container load of great sustainably harvested Honduran mahogany for our outdoor line as well as our musician’s chairs.
We would like to thank all of our friends in Honduras who helped make this possible, so when you purchase select lines of Brian Boggs Chairmakers furniture through December 31st, 2013, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to GreenWood.
This unique fundraising opportunity is our way of thanking GreenWood for their tireless efforts to collaborate over the years, and we encourage you to participate by adding any of the furniture shown below to your home.
From a Gaelic word meaning “Gift of the Sun”, the Sunniva line is our invitation to the great outdoors. The swing, armchairs and cocktail table at right are shown in sustainably harvested Honduran mahogany. To see the full line click here.
Sunniva Swing – $5000
Sunniva Deluxe Rocking Chair – $3500
Sunniva Original Rocking Chair – $2500
Sunniva Armchair – $1800
Sunniva Settee -$3200
Sunniva Cocktail Table -$750 for 22″, $850 for 32″
Available in a variety of woods. Tables available in custom lengths – prices below are for a table that seats four (about 6′ long).
Lily Table – $6000
Glasstop Lily Table – $3500 (base only)
Lily Coffee Table – $3000
Lily Chair – $1800-2400, depending on wood selection
Fine-tuned seating for musicians. Born of collaboration with guitarists and decades of ergonomic study. Customized to your dimensions.
Prices vary with seat material. Legs avaiable in cherry, walnut and mahogany.
Spruce – $1800
Curly Maple – $2200
Ambrosia Maple – $2400
All Custom Work – 10% Donation
Brian Boggs Chairmakers isn’t just about chairs. We also proudly offer tables, chests, dressers, and much more, and we will gladly work with you to design and build custom work for your home.
GreenWood will receive a 10% donation from the purchase of any of our tables not mentioned above, or from any custom work. Click here to see our other tables, or here to see examples of our work in custom case goods.
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This offer applies to any orders placed by friends of GreenWood on or before December 31st, 2013 for any of the qualifying products outlined above.
To place an order, call us at the shop at (828) 398-9701 or email email@example.com, and be sure to mention GreenWood during the order process.