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You get beautifully crafted, one-of-a-kind products…from one-of-kind-people...in a one-of-a-kind place...

...products you can be proud of.

To learn why how we work is just as important what work we do for you and your clients, read on!...

...or view our 85-second explainer video below.

 

Support Where It Matters Most

True sustainability cannot be achieved by environmental protection alone, without also considering economic and social outcomes.

WoodRight's business model is unique. WoodRight goes out of its way to partner with local, privately-owned manufacturers located within economically distressed communities within central Appalachia. We then market products on behalf of this well-vetted regional network of producers that share our commitment to rural economic development and sustainable forestry.

Much of our region's most abundant natural resource is simply exported in log or rough lumber form for overseas processing, only to be imported back to the U.S. or elsewhere as finished goods. Like the non-profit organizations that own and operate WoodRight, our ultimate goal is for forest-based central Appalachian communities and the businesses on which they rely, to benefit from their own forests - both now, and for generations to come.

Your purchases support companies that add value not only to their wood products, but also the communities in which they operate - utilizing local, well-managed and renewable natural resources and providing much needed local employment. Because our products originate from well-managed forestland, including those that are FSC®-certified, your purchases from WoodRight not only help forest-based communities and businesses, but help protect and enhance the health of the region's forests.

Unique Natural Beauty...as Mother Nature Intended

All wood is beautiful, but the natural markings and contrasting color combinations of our character-rich Conservation Grade products ensure that your project is as unique as you are. Who are we to argue with Mother Nature?

Like a fingerprint, no two pieces of wood are alike, but when wood is selected for uniformity based on its color or grade, much of its uniqueness is lost. The majority of wood that comes out of a typical log is not perfectly clear but contains some knots, mineral streaking, or other character marks. Selecting wood for uniformity uses only a fraction of the available natural resource and drives up prices. With clear wood products, a lot of perfectly good wood goes to waste.

Using our character-rich Conservation Grade material not only adds visual interest to your project and wastes less wood, but it also allows for longer lengths and wider widths since boards aren't cut up to remove so-called "defects."

Finally, using Conservation Grade materials can have positive effects in the forest itself. It helps conform demand to what forests can supply on an ongoing basis. Too often, the demand for uniformity drives loggers to go after all of the tallest, widest, straightest trees in the forest – the trees that will supply the largest quantity of clear wood. This practice is called “high grading,” and if repeated over time it drives down timber quality because it selects against the very traits that some find desirable.

For all of these reasons, Woodright specializes in Conservation Grade products that feature the full range of natural character found in wood. We think that it is uniquely beautiful. We think you'll agree. If not, don't talk to us, talk to Mother Nature.

One Stop Shop - Variety, Quality, Service - from the Sustainable Wood Pros

Simply put, if you want it in hardwood, we can do it.

Whether its 500 linear feet of period accurate replica trim for a historic landmark renovation or 50,000 square feet of flooring for a new Manhattan high-rise, our distributed manufacturing network has the capability to bring your vision to life.

With WoodRight, sustainable material sourcing doesn’t have to be at the expense of style, quality, or service.

We’re selective...well, picky really... about who we choose as Producer Partners and we know them well. Our screening and selection process allows us to provide the highest level of skilled craftsmanship at the competitive prices. In fact, most of our Producer Partners specialize in certain products and we utilize them accordingly so you can be confident that you'll always receive a high quality product. Stringent internal manufacturing specifications and tolerances ensure that you'll experience that quality every time regardless of manufacturing origin.

Our sales team has more than 40 years of experience in the building products industry. We speak design and work diligently and seamlessly with our Partner Producers to help bring your creative visions to life. Whether its providing valuable information through our Continuing Education courses, budgeting assistance during planning, materials selection and product specification assistance during design, or coordinating that rush delivery to a jobsite, we'll work with you to make it easier to do the right thing.

WoodRight has been awarded Chain of Custody (CoC) certification by the Forest Stewardship Council™. But our certification is more than just another logo at the bottom of our Homepage. It's a source of pride and our main line of business. Working with the sustainable wood pros means you can get knowledgeable service, plus clean green building submittals and documentation, headache-free!

Sustainability is NOT an option…

It’s standard. From our 100% solar powered website (not just solar energy credits, we mean like off the grid) to our forest-based carbon offset purchases, sustainability is embedded in everything we do.

You may already know that Appalachian Forests have the perfect combination of soil, rainfall, terrain, and climate to produce hardwoods that are world renown for their consistent beauty, durability, and strength.

What you may not know is that Appalachia is the second most biodiverse temperate deciduous forest region on earth. It has more species of trees than anywhere else in North America, with an unusually high variety of flora and fauna including many endemic species which are found nowhere else on earth. Fortunately, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Inventory and Analysis, the Appalachian region:

  • Is currently growing 2.45 trees for every tree that is harvested.
  • Had increased its hardwood growing stock by over 400 million cubic feet just between 2000 and 2005
  • Had grown its timberland by almost 300,000 acres just from 1990 to 2004

While the resurgence of the Appalachian forests is encouraging, just being from Appalachia isn't enough. We won’t force you to choose between sustainable wood and “regular” wood. All of the wood we source comes from managed forestland, plus virtually all of our products are available as FSC certified. Moreover, our signature Conservation Grade and multiple-width products use our natural resources more efficiently by reducing the waste that is inherent to many popular wood grades and sizes.

Plus, WoodRight’s commitment to sustainability reaches well beyond sourcing ...and on to the carbon impact of our operations. The WoodRight distributed manufacturing network allows products to travel from the mills closest to the final customer, allowing for smaller carbon footprints and the satisfaction of purchasing locally produced products from your neighbors. We also assist interested regional mills get their own FSC certification through our partners at the Center for Forest and Wood Certification. Finally, we offset the carbon produced by the manufacture and transport of our wood products through Appalachian Carbon Partnership. Proceeds from the purchase of these offsets go to central Appalachian landowners to encourage forest conservation and stewardship.