Recent Sustainable Wood Articles


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Eco-Aware Kitchen Cabinet Replacement or Renewal

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 19, 2016

You work hard at keeping your kitchen green -- buying healthful, sustainable food and drink to nourish your family and friends. Good for you! Now here’s another area where you...


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Why Roof Trusses Are More Popular Than Rafters

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 21, 2015

Roof framing has undergone a quiet revolution over the past half century. Trusses are gradually replacing the conventional rafters, to the point that nowadays more than 80 percent of...


Photo: Lonnie Cooke/Hometalk

12 Hometalk Pallet Projects We Love

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 11, 2014

Who could have predicted the wild success of pallets in the household décor field? These humble wooden shipping leftovers are being used for all kinds of DIY projects inside...


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Cool Carpentry Project: Grow Light Bookshelf

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 09, 2014

I love multipurpose objects with a passion. They appeal to my aesthetic sense and also to my desire to live a low-impact life: why have three things when I could have one thing that...


These shoes need a cobbler!  Photo: katesheets/Flickr

Resolve to Repair in 2014

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 02, 2014

You're probably familiar with the maxim "reduce, reuse, and recycle," adopted across green-loving households everywhere as people commit to cutting down on their waste. It's an easy...


Photo: Inhabitat

Kebony: Like Tropical Hardwood, But Sustainable

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 25, 2013

Tropical hardwoods have long been prized for their rich dark tones and incredible durability. Woods like teak seem to last forever, even in harsh conditions, and they acquire a beautiful...


This coffee shop features a number of reclaimed timber elements. Photo/design: Haldane Martin/Flickr

Using Reclaimed Timber in Your Home

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 19, 2013

Thinking about remodeling or building something from scratch? Chances are that you may have considered the integration of reclaimed timber from deconstructed homes into your final product,...


Yet another use for planks: bridges! Photo: Andrew Bowden/Flickr

8 Uses for Short Planks

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 12, 2013

I recently replaced the slats in a bedframe, because I needed a different slatting system to support a new mattress. My existing slats, with the exception of one, were in fine shape,...