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Recent Sustainable Wood Articles


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...


Photo: James Jordan/Flickr

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,...


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What's the Best Choice of Firewood?

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 02, 2013

Ah, winter. Whether snow is just starting to stick, the skies are threatening rain, or you're basking under a Florida sky, the season is turning, and for many of us, it's going to feature...


Photo: Raindrop Gutter Guard Systems/Hometalk

6 Wood Pallet Scavenging Tips for Your Next Project

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 18, 2013

As every great DIYer knows, wood pallets are an immensely useful construction material. You can use them in a wide range of projects, in a huge assortment of ways, and they're totally...