Aultman Furniture proves there is a market for reclaimed wood

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Published on: August 11, 2015

Leeds Grenville Economic Development / 11 August 2015

Aultman FurnitureGreg Aultman knows how to turn new and reclaimed lumber from local Canadian resources into sturdy, attractive and unique pieces of furniture.

Aultman Furniture – The Green Woodworkers! is located in Maitland and has been in operation for five years. Greg and his wife Nathalie decided to start the home-based business and feel this area is well suited for their services. They have been happy with their progress as the business continues to grow.

“I have access to good quality lumber at a good price,” Greg says, noting there are three private mills in this region. He also works with salvaged lumber. There are many old barns coming down in the region so that means access to reclaimed wood.

“I do think there’s potential for growth in this area because of the lumber I use. Reduce, reuse and recycle – it’s becoming more popular and that’s good for my business.” Greg spends time with his customers helping design original pieces. Your favourite piece of wood can be transformed.

His products are being sold in several eco (green) stores and he’s sold items to clients as far away as Germany. Greg recently finalized a contract with Modavanti, a large online store providing eco fashion and home items.

You will also see Greg displaying his furniture at area farmers’ markets and fairs, including the Brockville Farmers’ Market, the Merrickville Goes Green Eco Fair and the upcoming Spencerville Fair.

Learn more about Greg’s one-of-a-kind furniture and other products by visiting his website.