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Can’t Afford a Wooden Bike? Then Accessorize…

The concept of a wooden bicycle has captured the imagination of designers; manufacturers, however, aren’t sold yet. So, we’ve generally seen either concepts at this point, or handmade wooden bikes that are well beyond the budgets of most of us. If you want to ride something made of wood, a skateboard is still your best […]

The Urban Lumberjack – The Accidental Eco-Warrior of the City

Urban lumberjacking is a new term that has been coined to describe a growing core of people who seek lumber in urban situations. Typically the urban lumberjack’s activities include diving into skips (dumpsters) and rubbish bins in an attempt to find the precious wood stored within. The great thing about the army of urban lumberjacks […]

September 20th

WWF UK Asks “What Wood You Choose?”

Nope, that’s not a typo above: the World Wildlife Fund in the UK is concerned about wood… particularly wood that comes from illegal logging. Most of us know that deforestation is a major contributor to climate change, but WWF UK’s starts off its report on traceability of forest products with a staggering statistic: “Illegal and […]

Lessons from Little House on the Prairie

I’m reading a book about wood. The title is “Wood,” by Harvey Green. It’s written a bit like the slightly more popular and accessible books by a different author titled “Salt” and “Cod” by Mark Kurlansky. But “Wood” is about our use of wood in home construction, furniture, machinery, packaging, religion—everything. In this book, the […]

October 4th