Wood Heating

by Justin Thomas •

If done correctly, a very efficient form of heating. See this guide to efficient wood burning. See also woodheat.org.

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Ikea “Billy” Corner Bookcase

by Justin Thomas •

A good place to find corner bookcases is Amazon. Ikea uses renewable materials to make their Billy Corner Bookcases: Renewable raw material (chips). Renewable raw material (wood fibers). The product is tested for formaldehyde according to European standard. Possible to separate for material or energy recovery. Available from Ikea: Ikea “Billy” Corner Bookcase ($80).

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Ikea “BONDE” Shelves

by Justin Thomas •

Renewable raw material (chips). Renewable raw material (wood fibers). The product is tested for formaldehyde according to European standard. Possible to separate for material or energy recovery. Available from Ikea: BONDE ($189)

GAC (Granulated Active Carbon)

by Justin Thomas •

Carbon has long been used to absorb impurities and is perhaps the most powerful absorbent known. Activated carbon is carbon which has a slight electro-positive charge added to it, making it even more attractive to chemicals and impurities. As the water passes over the positively charged carbon surface, the negative ions of the contaminants are drawn to the surface of …

FutureProof/ed: IForm: Voxia: Oto Chair

by Justin Thomas •

The Oto chair is made from a single piece of molded beech plywood. It is part of Peter Karpf’s Voxia line of furniture. The chairs are shaped into their 3D form in one continuous process — this minimizes cut-away wood and energy used in manufacturing. The beech plywood comes from a sustainably managed forest in Belgium close to the production …

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Danko Persing: Gotham Stackable Chair and Lounge Chair

by Justin Thomas •

These chairs are made from bent maple plywood, using a technique that consumes 1/8 of the wood normally used in construction. The seats are webbed with recycled automobile seatbelt material. As you might expect, this material is extremely strong and does not sag. Danko produces a range of similarly designed furniture in their Pennsylvania workshop. Designer: Peter Danko Website: PeterDanko.Com

Lime Paint

by Justin Thomas •

This paint is made from natural ingredients and does not contain acrylics or other plastics. The lime in it is slaked, meaning it cures by reacting with oxygen in the air. Other ingredients include a type of clay, marble dust, a natural glue and water. This paint works on all wall surfaces, from wood to drywall to masonry. It is …