Recent Sustainable Wood Articles


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Custom Carpentry to Make Your Backyard Say "Summer"

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 29, 2015

There are at least 3 great things that we can think of about summertime. 1. It's summer. 2. You can spend the whole day out in your garden without freezing your nose off. 3. There...


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6 Tips for Eco-Friendly Cabinet Installation

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 08, 2015

Going green is not only about buying less and repurposing more. It is also about the materials you use and how they will affect the environment. When you are about to order cabinets...


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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...


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From Trash to Toys: 6 Creative Repurposing Projects

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 05, 2015

Question: How can you help reduce the load on our country's landfills while providing your children (or grandchildren) with toys that are fun, sturdy, and stimulating to their sense...


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Nothing Says Welcome Like a New Wooden Door

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 12, 2015

A brand new wooden door gives that special feeling to your front entrance. It welcomes you and your family home after a long day at work or school, greets your visitors, and projects...


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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 | G+ | 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...


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Resolve to Repair in 2014

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | 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...