Woodzy is Robert and Suzanne Norman, who strive to leave as little carbon footprint on the planet as possible while creating their functional art. The two work together gathering and transforming reclaimed wood into furniture, art, and decor.
Robert is an artist who has been designing and building rustic furniture for nearly twenty years. He is an educator and speaker on the subjects of art and furniture design. In November of 2013, he was named Artist of the Year by the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. His passion for nature is expressed in his artwork, which can be seen on his webpage www.RobertRNorman.com.
Suzanne is a writer, furniture maker, and nature lover who enjoys being part of a team that creates beauty while benefiting the environment.
the woodzy philosophy
Since the definition of sustainable is something that can be used while not being used up, reclaimed wood is inherently sustainable. There is an abundant supply of building material in the waste stream - sticks and branches from brush piles, drift wood, landscaping debris, construction debris, etc. - that would otherwise be burned, chipped, or go into a landfill. Creating unique furniture from these materials transforms trash into a resource.
Reclaimed wood is not only sustainable, it also works as a carbon storage unit because the carbon that would have been released through burning or decay is retained in the wood.
In addition, we use only natural finishes such as milk paint and linseed oil mixed with pine-derived turpentine, much more friendly to the environment than their petrochemical-based counterparts.