|Romancing the Woods is a custom builder of outdoor rustic furniture and woodland garden structures. We build using locally harvested eastern red cedar trees and branches that we selectively cut from the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain Regions of New York State. We cut specific for every project, giving you a living structure of beauty, durability and longevity. You can browse our website and choose from the photo galleries within or we can work with you to create a one-of-a-kind structure for your home, park, garden, or commercial landscape. We have extensive experience with building and designing various rustic structures. Throughout the country Romancing the Woods is a name well known to landscape architects, landscape designers, garden nurseries, shelter and garden publications as well as enlightened consumers interested in enhancing their environment with natural structures. If you would like more information, a free consultation, or a free catalog, please contact us via our contact page. If you would like to keep up to date with the inner workings of Romancing the Woods be sure to visit our Blog and Photo Updates page or our Facebook page. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for stopping by.|
Romancing the Woods was founded with nature in mind. We build using locally harvested eastern red cedar trees and branches cut from the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain
regions of New York state. We selectively cut our materials specific for every project and utilize the majority of the tree, from its trunk to its smallest branches. The land we
gather from is dense to the point of suffocation, so our cutting benefits the surrounding forest. The trees we choose are far below the forest canopy getting very little sunlight
and are doomed to slow growth and a short lifespan. We rarely use trees larger than 6 inches in diameter and we only cut what we can use. We find that the small brush piles left
behind offer shelter and protection for small woodland critters, as well as a place to escape the harsh winters. The surrounding trees are now free to grow wider and healthier.
The ground below gets more sunlight giving way to smaller plants and bushes that produce food for the local herbivores.
After returning to our workshop location in Saugerties, NY we work the material unprocessed, with the bark left intact. We utilize a variety of hand tools and we do not mass produce, so little energy is used in creating our structures. All other hardware and materials are purchased locally benefiting our community, and in the end we are left with very little waste. Our excess cutoffs are given away to locals for firewood and our shavings used for animal bedding.
Outside the workshop we aspire to be a paperless company. With a preference to relay information via the internet we have cut down enormously on paper waste. Contracts, estimates and invoices are sent via email and downloadable brochures will soon be available. We are constantly updating our web gallery, which now has over 360 images, giving us the ability to showcase our large selection of products to clients throughout the world without having to print thousands of brochures. Standard plastic, paper, and glass waste recycling is also practiced at both the shop and the office locations.
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