Wild Atlantic Wood
Posted on March 25 2020
Hi, my name is Richard and I'm a woodworker, living in Cork Ireland with my teenage son Morgan, 3 dogs, a cat and a bird called Kyle.
I have always enjoyed being creative and have developed my skills over time. My inspiration comes from many sources, nature, culture or just things I see that spark my imagination.
At Wild Atlantic Wood my aim is to make quality handmade and unique products using wood from sustainable and well managed sources.
My main supplier of timber has both FSC and PEFC certifications and is also EUTR compliant.
I also make use of locally sourced wood from West Cork and along the Wild Atlantic coast of Ireland such as fallen branches and using wood from trees which have died due to natural causes like old age, storm damage, and insect attack and on occasion finding driftwood washed up on local beaches.
When packing orders for delivery my aim is to reduce unnecessary packaging by using padded envelopes for small items and use recyclable packaging materials such as clean used cardboard from local shops to make boxes and old newspaper for packing larger items. Over time I am reducing my use of plastic and keeping plastic and paper packing separate so they can be more easily recycled.
FSC® sets specific standards that have to be met by suppliers in the timber trade. PEFC is an umbrella brand incorporating different national certification schemes. The end goals of both bodies are the same. Both provide schemes to protect forests and ensure end users get the responsibly sourced timber they requested.
The PEFC is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization which promotes sustainable forest management through independent third party certification. It is considered the certification system of choice for small forest owners.
The European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) is one part ofthe EU’s FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) Action Plan which is aimed at helping to stamp out illegal logging worldwide. The Regulationentered into force on 3rd March 2013 and it is directly applicable in all EU Member States.