I feel it is our responsibility to make the valuable resources we use go as for as possible.
I enjoy designing my furniture with indigenous and sustainable materials in mind.
Sometimes the added cost of native timbers has to be a consideration so I will look further afield but will make sure it from responsible and FSC registered suppliers.
For more information go to http://www.fsc-uk.org/
I am also a huge fan of veneer work and laminations as truly amazing effects can be created without the wastage inherent in using solid wood.