AMERICA'S MOST SUSTAINABLE BENCH
Sustainability never looked so good. Elegant and durable, our 100% beechwood slatted bench will add a touch of brightness to any room. Tell anyone who sees it that we make it entirely with upcycled wood from our FSC-certified facility (C156318) in Los Angeles. Our Zero Waste Collection is part of our mission to divert more than 80% of our waste from the landfill and complete our Zero Waste Certificate — and to be one of the most sustainable companies on Earth.
100% UPCYCLED WOOD
No particleboard. No fiberboard. Nothing hollow. We craft our Slatted Wood Bench with 100% upcycled beechwood. Beech is an abundant hardwood we source in the U.S. And it’s ideal for furniture — impact resistant and durable.
PAIR WITH OTHER ZERO WASTE PIECES
Our Slatted Wood Bench is part of our Zero Waste Collection that includes a coffee table, stool, vase, accent table, entryway table, and side table. All crafted with 100% upcycled wood, the pieces pair perfectly together.
TRY IT OUT IN AN AVOCADO STORE
Explore our products in real life at one of our Avocado Experience Centers. We designed our stores to be the ideal version of home: warm, welcoming, comfortable, and inclusive. Touch, marvel, and explore our natural materials first-hand, without pressure. It’s a refreshing way to experience our products before buying online. We want to share our mission, so we encourage you to talk to our brand experience advocates. No one at the store is on commission, so if you have any questions about products or specific materials, our knowledgeable staff is on hand to help.
BETTER FOR YOU AND THE PLANET
Furniture paints and finishes are among the leading causes of indoor air pollution because they emit VOCs (volatile organic compounds). In fact, the Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) and particle board that is commonly used in furniture construction often contain known carcinogens, such as Urea-formaldehyde or Phenol-formaldehyde. Our Slatted Wood Bench is GREENGUARD Gold certified for low emissions and Formaldehyde Free certified by UL Environment. That means the bench is scientifically proven to meet some of the world's most rigorous, third-party emissions standards for chemical exposure and pollutants, such as VOCs, formaldehyde, and phthalates.
As members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, you can rest assured that our Slatted Wood Bench is consistent with healthy, environmentally friendly living.
A CARBON NEGATIVE PRODUCT
In 2019, Avocado Green became one of the first Climate Neutral Certified companies, effectively making our business carbon neutral. A year later, we took it a step further by going carbon negative — offsetting more carbon emissions than the company generates. Avocado works with Climate Neutral to reduce its emissions, then we measure and voluntarily offset more than 100% of the rest, from resource extraction to shipping, by supporting carbon offset projects through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Our offset projects help mitigate climate change and support innovation in addressing greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
PROJECT ZERO WASTE
In 2020, Avocado became the first bedding company to have its Landfill Waste Diversion rated Validated by UL. In 2021, we developed more products made with upcycled materials to further limit our waste. Now, we have an entire line of furniture made with upcycled wood remnants from our Los Angeles facility. By being intentional about our materials and manufacturing, we’ve achieved an overall waste diversion rate of 69%. Our goal is to achieve its Zero Waste to Landfill certification by recycling more than 80% of our waste. Implementing zero-waste practices and reducing our environmental impact is essential for sustainability.
CRAFTED IN CALIFORNIA
We're proud to craft our furniture, including our Slatted Wood Bench, in our FSC®-certified Los Angeles woodshop, where we make everything with exceptional attention to quality, durability, and detail.
ONE OF THE MOST SUSTAINABLE BRANDS IN AMERICA
Reducing impact and offsetting 100% of emissions across all scopes of our business since 2019.
Verified giving of 1% of all revenues to environmental nonprofits since 2018. The inaugural winner of the Pinnacle Award.
The highest scoring Certified B Corporation in the mattress and bedding industry. Prioritizing doing good over profits.
Radically Honest Specs
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Shipping and Delivery
Our Slatted Wood Bench ships via FedEx. No assembly required.
100% Solid Wood Construction
We construct our slatted bench with solid beechwood sourced in the USA. Beechwood is a sustainable hardwood with well-managed growth.
Zero VOC Finish
We do not use traditional lacquers or varnishes, which typically contain harsh chemicals that can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues. Instead, our natural finish uses a zero-VOC ECOS® wood stain from Belgium. It's non-toxic and odor-free and conforms to CDPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 11, 12, & 14 days for classroom and office use), as well ASTMD-4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation, and respiratory effects.
Safe, Odorless Glues
Our assembly utilizes Titebond® wood glues, which are safe and produce no harmful fumes. They meet the requirements of ASTM D4236 for safe use with arts and crafts and have both been approved for indirect food contact.
Carbon Negative Production and Shipping
In 2019, Avocado Green became the first non-founding company to become Climate Neutral Certified, effectively making our business carbon neutral. A year later, we took it a step further by going carbon negative — offsetting more carbon emissions than the company generates. Avocado works with Climate Neutral to reduce its emissions, then we measure and voluntarily offset more than 100% of the rest, from resource extraction to shipping, by supporting carbon offset projects through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Our offset projects help mitigate climate change and support innovation in addressing greenhouse gas emissions reductions. But we know offsets aren’t enough. That’s why we also advocate for legislation that will mitigate climate change and protect people and the planet.
Project Zero Waste
We believe in a circular economy that accounts for the lifecycle of our products. That’s one reason we design our products with natural materials, which make them biodegradable. What’s more is that our GOTS certified factory, which we power entirely with renewable energy, is on its way toward a Zero Waste certification, meaning we upcycle or recycle nearly all of our waste. The effort is consistent with our mission to set a new bar in environmental and social responsibility.
We operate an FSC®-certified woodshop — in a facility completely separate from our mattress factory, in Los Angeles — which produces wood dust. Read California's required Proposition 65 warning for wood dust.
Return Policy and Warranty
Furniture cannot be returned, except when there are defects in workmanship, which are covered by a 10-year warranty. Please note that this is a natural wood product that will feature blemishes, knots, or other scars in the wood as a testimony to its age, noble character, and singular beauty.