Romancing the Woods
About Us
     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. You can also follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for stopping by.
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Environmental Statement
     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 High Falls, 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.
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