There is a growing chorus of individuals and companies striving to buy local products. I’m pleased to be making a contribution by buying lumber for my custom furniture projects from Tommy Lathrop Maple Supply of Bristol, Vermont, also known as Exclusively Vermont Wood Products. Tommy cuts, saws and dries his own lumber, logged from forested land around the Bristol and Starksboro area. He takes great pride in the careful management of his forest that has been in his family for generations. His logging practices ensure that the forest remains a healthy habitat for the local flora and fauna, and an active resource long into the future. His sustainably harvested lumber can be seen in most of my handmade furniture.