Whether French, American or European oak, we select centuries-old trees. Our French oak is bought by auction from ONF. Only a limited amount of high-quality oak is kept by the cooperage for making its rough staves. Once cut by the forestry company, the timber is transported to one of our stave mills. Working in conjunction with forestry companies, the only such companies permitted to conduct felling and logging, our purchasers travel across forests seeking the best quality oak, with the greatest respect for the forest land.