Recent Sustainable Wood Articles

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Who's the Greenest Floor of All?

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 05, 2014

Ah, those things we put our feet (or wheels) on. Floors do a whole lot for us without asking for much in return, and if you're thinking about replacing or upgrading yours, have you...

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,...

Photo: Michael Dorausch/Flickr

Building? Be Sure to Pick the Right Home Site

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 13, 2013

Location, location, location! Those are the watchwords of the real estate industry, where prospective homebuyers are cautioned to consider a huge number of potential factors when they...

Photo: Color it Simple/Hometalk.

5 Cool Upcycled Headboards

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 14, 2013

It's no secret that we love recycled furniture. Old headboards seem to abound, thanks to people upgrading their beds to a larger size, getting tired of their bedroom design, and moving...

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Inspiration: Four Rustic Tables Made from Scrap Lumber

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 17, 2013

The great thing about the rustic furniture trend is that you can take something kind of rough-hewn, and it's suddenly fashionable. Have you seen the Restoration Hardware catalog recently?...

DIY pallet wall by Pretty Handy Girl via

Three Different Ways to Build a Pallet Wall

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 08, 2013

If you're looking for a way to make an accent wall really pop, and if you want to give a room a rustic edge at the same time, a DIY pallet wall might be your jam. First, you're going...

Reclaimed weathered wood by Stikwood via

Stikwood: The New Peel and Stick Wood Paneling

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Feb 12, 2013

Almost everyone has a wall that doesn't look right, or a table, or the back of a kitchen island. Maybe it's an empty bedroom wall that makes the room look cold. Maybe it's a drab beige...