Are The Shelves Solid Wood Or Veneer?
The Reharvestedwood and both types of bamboo are solid material, the others are plain-sliced veneer on USA manufactured furniture-grade plywood.
Reharvestedwood is made using drops from the straightline rip saw. Most of the pieces are domestic hardwoods, there are usually some exotic species mixed in. The entire process takes place in our shop in St. Petersburg, FL.
Large pieces of solid hardwood cannot be relied upon to stay flat and straight by itself, it must be assembled to some type of structure that will influence it to stay that way. For floating shelves, the cross-grain layers of the plywood core is better suited to the application. The furniture grade plywood we buy is made in USA from domestic raw materials, with the exception of the face veneers on the Teak and African Mahogany, those trees only grow in other parts of the world. The core material of those panels is domestic origin. Depending on availability, the plywood we use is from either Columbia Forest Products or Murphy.
There is no domestic source for bamboo sheets. 100% of bamboo on the market is harvested and processed into panels in China. The bamboo we use is Smith & Fong Plyboo