Maslow CNC & Sustainability

The Cocora Valley in Colombia.

The Cocora Valley in Colombia.

Being that the Maslow is a machine that wouldn't be possible without wood, the Maslow team feels strongly about educating Maslow users on the best types of wood to purchase in terms of forest and environmental sustainability. Maslow recognizes all wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council to be the preferable option when choosing more environmentally-friendly products to use with Maslow.

What is the Forest Stewardship Council?

The Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, is "an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests." Businesses around the world have their products certified by the FSC to signify that their products meet certain standards when it comes to the environmental sustainability of the wood used. These standards are defined by 10 principles, which include the following:

  1. Compliance with laws and FSC principles
  2. Tenure and use rights and responsibilities
  3. Indigenous peoples' rights
  4. Community relations and workers' rights
  5. Benefits from the forest
  6. Environmental impact
  7. Management plan
  8. Monitoring and assessment
  9. Maintenance of high conservation value forests
  10. Plantations

All of this information and much more can be found at the FSC website -

So, where can I buy FSC certified products to use with my Maslow?

The short answer is, almost anywhere! The FSC certifies products all around the world, and these products are sold at most common hardware stores or other places you might find plywood and other wood materials. The way to know if a wood product is FSC certified is to look for their logo, which will be placed on the packaging and frequently applied to the wood itself. You can find what the logo looks like by going to the FSC website and looking in the top left corner of the page.

Thanks for supporting Maslow by choosing to purchase FSC certified, environmentally-friendly wood products. If you have any questions, or want to send us more information on quality sources of environmentally-friendly wood products, please don't hesitate to send us an email at