Repurposed wood / Guides

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...wood. Choosing FSC products promotes the market for responsible forestry management. Engineered hardwood floors: Engineered wood is comprised of several layers of plywood forming the core of your flooring, with a top layer of hardwood. When finished, engineered wood will look like any other hardwood floor. ...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...repurposed. Post notices of excess materials and recyclable items you won’t be using on online classified sites. This will save landfill space and can save you money by not having to pay for disposal – there are people willing to come and pick up the most unusual of items – pieces of drywall, floor boards, cabinetry,...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...repurposed Tempo Shelter metal frame. All surfaces of the walls and roof are uninsulated and glazed only with polyethylene. The floor is patio stones laid on top of a geotextile membrane. Cedar wood was used for its resistance to rot. Ventilation: No ventilation system is in place apart from the windows and polythe...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...wooden shipping pallets - sertain of which have been treated against insect attack by highly toxic chemicals - make sure you know how to read pallet labels to see if they are toxic or can be safely reused for beds and furniture inside, here . There are many local companies that trade building materials, those can pro...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...wood refers to smaller pieces that are machine grooved and glued together. They are strong, and enable the use of smaller pieces of wood that have limited use. Pros: They are cheaper than solid wood, last a long time, use post-industrial material, don't contain harmful glues, and they can usually be found somewhat ...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...wood-framed house . There is a common association between container houses and diy green roofs , partly due to the fact that containers can withstand heavy loads. They certainly can, but this line of thinking underestimates the properties and strength of wood. You can easily frame a wooden roof to carry the added weigh...