Custom Designs Foreverredwood.Com

We are always willing to do a custom new design. Custom designs, custom options & details and custom sizing are the secrets to our ever-expanding product selection. We don’t run a factory. We operate an old-fashioned wood working shop. Everything is made by hand and will always be done this way. This gives us the flexibility to say yes as often as possible. Sometimes we can’t get it done, but usually it leads to interesting new items we wind up adding to our website’s offerings.

If you have a design you’d like made, send it over. It will take a bit of time, but odds are we’ll come up with a beauty.

In this photo, our in-house master carpenter, Tony Toledo and I are working out ways of strengthening and refining the basic skeleton of an arched hammock stand design (the basic skeleton is next to us on the table).

In this photo our in-house master carpenter Tony Toledo and I are working out ways of strengthening and refining the basic skeleton of an arched hammock stand design (next to us on the table).

This is the finished product, which weve named the Noaks Ark Hammock.

This is the finished product, which we've named the Noah's Arc Hammock.

es, you can have large wood furniture items shipped cross-country (or across the oceans) to your door without a glitch. We do it every day. Since 1995, Forever Redwood has shipped thousands of items of all sizes all over the US, Canada, and occasionally Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Our shipping partners (Fed Ex, UPS, YellowFreight and other LTL carriers) are fast and reliable. In the rare case something gets dinked, we remake replacement parts at no cost and ship within a week.

If you order Forever Redwood furniture, you will never receive boxes full of hundreds of parts to decipher. All small items ship fully assembled (that includes Planter Boxes up to 1′ W x 1′ H up to 8′ L, Swing Seats, Mini & Tiny Foot Stools, all the folding items, etc.). For larger items, we design to minimize re-assembly (ship many sections already assembled). For example, Dining Chairs usually ship in 4 to 6 parts—just enough to limit the size of the packaging and keep shipping costs down. Even many large items are less than 10 parts, for example, the 8 ft Patio Table ships in 8 parts.

If you’re curious how an item is re-assembled, download the PDF instructions for it at:

Small orders usually ship Fed Ex Ground. Large items (like picnic tables, swing sets or pergolas) ship in a crate with padded boxes strapped in it via LTL carriers like FedEx Freight or UPS Freight. Once your crate arrives at the distribution center near you, you’ll be called to set up a convenient time to deliver. Crates are dropped off on your driveway. Then, you can unscrew the crate and move the individual boxes easily (no box weighs over 90 lbs). We ship from San Diego, CA. If you live in CA, we can assemble your order for a small extra charge.

If you live in California, we can hand-deliver your furniture and even assemble it for you!

Robert Galusha is a good friend of Forever Redwood and is the designer behind some of our most successful products. Based in Kingman, Arizona, he offers fine furniture made to order. From reinterpretations of classic styles to the freshest of contemporary pieces, his award-winning work has appeared in many design publications including the cover of “Architectural Digest.” If you are interested in commissioning a unique accent piece or a whole room full of furniture, we highly recommend his services. You can learn more by visiting

Galusha French Cherry Chair Galusha Cherry Chair Galusha Honore Table Galusha Sedona Chair

Economy and Ecology : Forever Redwood Concern

Humanity exists within an intricate web of biological/energetic relationships. Over time, this web has evolved seemingly infinite biological expressions on the earth from landscapes to homosapiens.1 Where forestland develops, the most evolved landscapes are the old-growth forests. At the dawn of history, these all-age forests covered half of the earth’s land surface outside of the arctic regions. Since then, over 40% of this forest has been converted to human use or turned into desert. This historical conversion continues with a growing percentage of the remaining forest being simplified, fragmented and/or degraded. (A 1997 United Nations study reports that between 1980 and 1995, deforestation totaled 2,000,000 km2 in developing countries while the industrialized world reclaimed a modest 200,000 km2 of forest area.)
The large biomass of a mature forest moderates the earth’s energetic extremes in a variety of ways. For example, mature forests have a tremendous capacity to retain water and influence overall weather patterns. They continually recycle and increase local rainfall. They release large amounts of moisture when the air is dry and re-absorb moisture at night or when raining. They moderate streams by quickly absorbing and slowly releasing water into the watershed. The forest absorbs pollution and also moderates temperature and wind. The larger and more extensive the forest cover, the greater the moderating effect. The larger the biomass of a forest, the greater amount of carbon it holds.
In contrast, the highest and best use of land economically begins with skyscrapers and moves down in order of economic concentration to suburbs, industrial agriculture and forestry. By its short-term nature, the market economy undervalues the highly evolved state of “undeveloped” earth-land and its web of biological relationships. As long as equal value does not exist for both ecology and economy, the quantity and quality of the Earth’s forests and all related life will continue declining. Despite the work of environmental organizations, the planetary trend is toward more population, resource consumption and pollution while old-growth forests continue to decline. If you are sympathetic to changing this dangerous course, read on. Otherwise, please recycle.
The tree planting programs of the large timber companies is a good example of economy and ecology not being considered equally. These programs are generally praised – even though they convert biologically complex forests into young tree-farms. The tree-farms maximize profits in the short-term and maintain tree cover over the land. But, tree-farms often alter the forest structure and trigger an interrelated chain of consequences. For example, many tree-farms plant only fast-growing “genetically-engineered” species. Chemical herbicides are used to eliminate the naturally regenerating competing trees. Because of these practices, industrially managed tree-farms reduce tree species variety and composition. Less tree species and the logging of all trees while young and small (60 years-old) eliminates habitat for some animals and insects and keeps the biomass of the land at a small fraction of its carrying capacity. The relatively small biomass of the young forest limits the moderating effect of the forestland and its capacity to sequester carbon. (The illustration on page 2 and 3 dramatically illustrates the size and structure differences of a 60-year-old tree-farm stand and a mature and old-growth forest.)
Removing tree species that time selected for a specific area invites long-term imbalance into the forest. The interrelated chain of events continues to slowly unfold. Because different tree species use and build-up varying amounts of soil minerals, altering species composition eventually causes imbalances in the mineral content of the soil. Chemical fertilizers are then used to compensate for the soil imbalances. Because the predators of certain insects are eliminated with their host trees, insect populations change. Insect infestations become common and widespread. This leads to insecticide use and more genetic altering to develop “bug-resistant” trees. The regular use of herbicides, insecticides, and fertilizers cause the soil’s natural productivity to drop because the populations of microorganisms and fungi that are part of its biological web decline. Genetic engineering and the use of chemicals add instability by changing the forest’s self-regulating form.2 But, by equally weighing economy and ecology, restoration forestry balances the over-emphasized financial perspective that allows biological degradation to occur.

Restoration Forestry and Global Cooling

The simplest definition is “a forest that has never been logged.” But, old-growth/ancient forests are ore complex than that. At least six components make-up an old-growth forest:

1.Trees 200 or more years old.

2.Trees of all ages.

3.Large standing dead trees (snags).

4.Large fallen trees in streams and on the forest floor.

5.Many canopy layers (uppermost branchy layer of the forest).

6.Fertile, textured soil.

Until one is committed,
there is hesitancy,
the chance to draw back,
always ineffectiveness.
Concerning acts of initiative (and creation),
there is one elementary truth
the ignorance of which
kills countless ideas and splendid plans:
That the moment one definitively commits oneself,
then providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
that would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one’s favor
all manner of unforeseen incidents
and meetings and material assistance
which no person could have dreamt would come their way.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Begin it now. - Goethe

Old-Growth Again Restoration Forestry (OGA)

Old-Growth Again Restoration Forestry (OGA) is a “hands-on” California company restoring logged forestlands to their ancient form while practicing ecologically and economically restorative forestry. The continuing disappearance of old-growth forest habitat accelerates the global decline of wildlife and biological diversity. The large decline in the standing timber volume of the world’s forests contributes directly to the release of additional global warming carbon into the atmosphere. Restoration forestry reverses this decline by recreating old-growth habitat and removing carbon from the atmosphere by dding standing timber volume consistently decade after decade.
This manual describes the restoration of 700 acres of Redwood forest in Northern California and it invites the reader to become involved and participate. It documents a small-scale example that can be applied to forests of any size. After a brief introduction to forest-use history and its consequences, OGA’s “eco-logic” is described – the transformation of a logged land into a beauty-filled productive orest where trees become old-growth again.
Education by example is slowly spreading restoration forestry knowledge and use. Over time, restoration forestry’s growing track record will make irrelevant the “jobs versus environment” argument between preservationists and their industry counterparts. The manual focuses on how to go beyond “sustainable forestry” to add volume back to the forest thru true forest restoration. Only by adding large amounts of volume to the forests of the world can the prior balance of carbon be restored. The manual concludes with additional reading references and the business and legal framework to maintain any forest in a restoration model through subsequent ownerships. To help develop restoration forestry in orthern California, educational and investment opportunities are described and made available.
Front Cover: Historical Maps from 1620 to 1920 published by the U.S. Forest Service in Economic Geography, Volume 1, 1925. The today map published in 1990 by the Greater Ecosystem Alliance, Box 2962, Bellingham, WA 98227. The amount of old-growth forest in the U.S. has declined further since the last map was published in 1990. Although these maps accurately depict the range of the old-growth forests, they misrepresent the amount of old-growth trees. Studies of the Pacific Northwest show that old-growth trees before European settlement covered a fraction of the total forestland at any given time. Estimates vary widely, from 5% to 38% of total acreage. In other words, when viewed on a small map, landscapes of endless variety (and age) are condensed into an unbroken forest of old-growth trees that never existed. Trees f all ages make up an old-growth forest. The maps are accurate only when this is kept in mind.
Credits: Thanks to Frank Marrero for editing help and thousands of hours of service in the woods. Thanks also to Warren Linney, Ian Morris, Maria Eugenia Blanco, A. Terry Patten, Ronald Harbin and other friends that helped the project grow over the years..
Forest Timeline Art on page 2 by Jeff Grove of Petaluma, CA.

Our Furniture Holds Up For a Lifetime Even in the Harshest Climates

We are often asked if our sets will really hold up that long in the snow and other harsh climates. They really will. There are 3 reasons we confidently offer Long Decay Warranties:
1. Redwood is extremely decay resistant.
2. Forever Redwood furniture is built the old-fashioned way, using high-quality thick-timbers that are no
longer available from other furniture makers in the marketplace.
3. Forever Redwood furniture is finished with the highest quality sealants and fastened using only Stainless Steel hardware.

Combining generous amounts of the highest quality lumber with the best hardware and finishes ensures your furniture will last decades in any outdoor weather. But, Forever Redwood is not just about furniture. We were founded in the 1990’s as a forest restoration company. All furniture sales finance the purchase and restoration of Redwood forestlands. Restoration forestry works with the forest to grow large and old trees over time and maintain them in perpetuity. Forests of Adirondack Chairs with Standard Ottomanslarge trees sequester enormous quantities of carbon from the atmosphere. Consistently increasing and permanent carbon sequestration adds to climactic stability and global cooling. Also, allowing ancient trees to return to the forests in perpetuity helps reverse biological diversity declines by recreating old-growth habitat. It takes time, money and a lot of physical work, but dramatic changes occur in relatively shorttime.Your furniture purchase funds the restoration work entirely. We hope to purchase and restore nearby forests in the coming years. There is no lack of overly harvested forestland anywhere in the world.

Yes, You Can Own Beautiful, Long Lasting Furniture and Restore Forestland at the Same Time!

The Longest Lasting Furniture Forever Redwood has been building and shipping beautiful outdoor furniture to the toughest climates in the U.S. and Canada for over a decade now. We offer decay warranties of up to 30 years on the entire line regardless of how harsh the outdoor weather is. No other outdoor furniture line has warranties like it. Imagine the Money You’ll Save By Never Having to Replace Your Outdoor Furniture Ever Again

We work to build the highest quality wood furniture available anywhere. Because of the quality workmanship and materials used, Forever Redwood sets cost a bit more upfront than most of our competitors. But, you save money by NEVER having to replace them. Besides some surface fading, you can expect your Forever set to last for decades without maintenance. And, if you ever have a problem with a Forever Redwood product (like a tree falling on it...), just contact us and we’ll ship replacement parts to you at minimal cost.

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All Forever Redwood furniture is made from wood collected from our own forestlands and milled in our own lumber mills. We do it the old fashioned way cutting 2x6's that really are 2 inches by 6 inches instead of the industry standard of 1 1/2 inches by 5 1/4 inches. The extra thickness and girth significantly increases the feel, appearance, sturdiness, and durability of the furniture. This makes for redwood furniture that is beautiful, heavyweight and gives you, your family, and friends a lifetime of comfort and enjoyment.

Talking About Furniture Business

YRC Inc., a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW), announced the launch of YRC Residential Solutions, an unmatched, "white glove" service that makes it simple for businesses to deliver large shipments directly to consumer home and work locations. The new service enables YRC customers to tap into the largest, most comprehensive network in North America, and expert "final mile" delivery agents, to ensure shipments arrive at consumer destinations reliably and efficiently.

"In the past, residential deliveries of large shipments, such as exercise equipment, furniture and flat screen televisions, have posed a host of challenges for retailers due to the specialized expertise, personnel and equipment required," said Mike Smid, President, YRC Inc., and Chief Operations Officer, YRC Worldwide. "YRC Residential Solutions answers those challenges like no other home delivery company or LTL provider can, and helps our customers ultimately be more successful through time savings and an improved delivery experience for the end consumer."

Through a strategic partnership with STI, a residential delivery specialist that handles more than 100,000 residential and commercial deliveries annually, experienced professionals at YRC will pick up large shipments for delivery across the nationwide YRC network to one of 162 STI locations. The last leg of the deliveries - the "final mile" - is managed by STI. As part of this collaboration, YRC Residential Solutions offers complete business-to-consumer shipping solutions to all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.