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The Best Way to Maintain a Wooden Cutting Board

Wooden cutting boards are nothing short of kitchen workhorses. But they're also germ, and unpleasant odor, hotspots. Should you just give up on fussy wood and switch over to plastic? Hardly! As long a…

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Save the Planet; Eat Wood

In grammar school, a lot of children would shamelessly eat paste. I knew about two or three kids in my grade who would routinely deplete the classroom’s paste reserves in the course of a month. Unlike…

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Guitar Company Admits To Using Illegal Rainforest Wood

By Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger A year ago, John covered the raid on Gibson Guitars, where the US Fish and Wildlife Service suspected that the company was guilty of violations of the Lacey Act, which …

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Make a Unique, Hand-Crafted Wooden Spoon

Did you ever have a pocketknife when you were kid? Did you sometimes pick up twigs and whittle them down, just for fun? You can bring that childhood pastime back in a wonderful, practical way by learn…

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City Joinery: Locally Sourced & Seriously Exquisite

By Cris Carl, Networx “I love gnarly, earthy wood that shows the idiosyncrasies of nature,” said Jonah Zuckerman, owner and designer at City Joinery in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Zuckerman began m…

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Make a Coffee Table Out of a Tree Stump

Utilizing beautiful, natural objects in the home has many benefits. It creates an inviting space and, more often than not, the crafts or pieces of furniture you can make out of these objects will be m…

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10 Materials That Could Replace Wood One Day

By Steve Graham, Hometalk Whether framing a new addition, building a deck or making a piece of furniture, wood is often the go-to material. Lumber, plywood and other products made with sustai…

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Forest-Friendly Furniture

If a tree falls in the forest, does anyone hear it? Woodworkers with a passion for solid hardwood are rescuing and reclaiming downed trees to create one-of-a kind handcrafted modern heirlooms do. "…

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How to Find Sustainable Wood Sources

by Steve Graham, Networx Some define all-wood products as green because they are more natural than petroleum-based plastics. It's not that simple. Buying environmentally unfriendly wood can a…

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Heating With Wood: DIY Wood Tote and Wood Rack

My whole house is heated by wood. I have a huge respect for this natural resource. We have a woodstove that heats the house, a small woodstove in a detached studio, and an even smaller woodstove outdo…

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