Friday, September 10, 2010

Earth-Friendly Friday: Recycle, Reduce and Reuse


All three of these 2X4s are the same, well...if you use a little elbow grease to uncover the beauty



It's true. Old wood is beautiful - when you strip away the years of dirt, grime and use.

Reusing is simple - if you simply think ahead or . . . behind.

It all comes from the past. Why not look to local scrap yards, recycling centers and the past to recycle, reduce, and reuse?

One way is to reuse old lumber. And old-growth wood is much higher quality than new lumber. So, you will be saving a tree, reducing the waste in our landfills, and saving a little money (or green) at the same time.

My husband sanded down some old wood to make some new garden chairs. I'll post the finished product when he's done and I can hardly wait...

4 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

If there's one skill I'd like to learn someday, it's carpentry.

Kim Kasch said...

My husband loves woodworking - if he hadn't become a computer geek I think that's what he'd be doing. Maybe when he retires. :)

Rena said...

Can't wait to see the chairs!

A 2 Z said...

Great idea! I enjoyed watching the slides at Husum Falls. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie