handmade here

handmade here

We sell most of our best logs to Asian markets. They take the best cuts for themselves, run the rest through a chipper, and sell it back to us as furniture.

There really is a lot of junk furniture out there. I guess people just don’t notice.

We sell most of our best logs to Asian markets. They take the best cuts for themselves, run the rest through a chipper, and sell it back to us as furniture. Its really sad because 5 to10 years from now, most of that particle board ends up in our landfills. Junk. We take our most valuable resource and throw it in the dump after shipping it all over the globe.

I think we can do better. I source 95% my wood fibre from North America, 80% of that from Canada. 60% of all the wood I use is harvested within a 500 kilometre radius. My local suppliers have actual airplane hangers full of catalogued Fraser Valley hardwoods.

I can build anything: furniture, kitchens, custom builtins. I do all of the wood and metal fabrication out of my ever expanding shop in Summerland. If you can close your eyes and see it, give me a few months and you will be able to touch it.

This year I’m most excited to launch a series of handcrafted chairs. Traditional joinery in black walnut paired with rich Minnesotan leather comprise a timeless one of a kind piece. The chair you were never allowed to sit in at your grandparents house, can now be in your living room.

When you work with me not only do you get a bespoke piece of art that will never end up in a landfill, but you also get the opportunity to earn your money back, because like you, I shop locally. That way we both get to live here and have beautiful lives.

I look forward to working with you.

John Rousseau Design
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