Made in New England
If you’re looking to buy local, here are a few resources to help you get started.
Stone and Tile
New England’s geology provides several stone options: Marble comes in white and dark green. Slate is available in green or plum. New Hampshire granite has a salt-and-pepper appearance.
Vermont unfading green or purple slate is sold by Shaker Hill Granite Co., 17 Granite Place, Enfield, New Hampshire, 603-632-9800, shakerhillgranite.com.
Timber and Wood Flooring
To find local materials, start with vendors certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Even the largest lumberyard chains now sell FSC-certified wood. For help finding a store near you, see fscus.org.
For finishing that beautiful northeastern wood: PolyWhey Natural Floor Finish by Vermont Natural Coatings, vermontnaturalcoatings.com. Available at New England Building Supply, 174 Hampden Street, Boston, 617-445-5900.
Cabot Stains are manufactured in Newburyport and are widely sold in Boston-area paint and hardware stores; cabotstain.com.
Tables, chairs, entertainment centers, cupboards, and more made from reclaimed wood are created and sold by:
The Uncommon Home, 42 North Main Street, White River Junction, Vermont, 802-295-9404
Creative Art Furniture by Staples Cabinet Makers, 23 West Bacon Street, Plainville, 508-695-1155, creativeartfurniture.com