The lumber came from Oregon, Mahlstadt said. It was flown to Chicago and was then driven by van to New Hampshire. After finishing the drying process, the company will send the lumber to a high-end furniture design company in New York City where it will be made into a table and sent to the White House.Let's see...Americans need to tighten the belt. The White House...not so much. Americans need to be concerned about Global Warming. The White House...not so much.