Green Building Materials: Five Fun Ideas

From on January 14, 2008 in Green Remodeling

Since last week’s post on Five Eco-Alternatives from Around the Web sat well with you, here are five more to get your green remodeling juices flowing. Because home improvement is continuing along with steady momentum, and homeowners are always looking for friendlier alternatives.

  1. Vermont Natural CoatingsPolyWhey, a non-toxic, low-VOC wood and furniture coating by Vermont Natural, was recently featured on treehugger. Among PolyWhey’s qualities are a reduced odor, a cured hardness twice that of other water-based finishes, and a base made from renewable whey.
  2. Sustainable wall panels by Homasote were recently featured on K+BB Green. Homasote’s offerings include decorative burlap panels, fabric laminated interior panels, as well as panels laminated with natural cork.
  3. Evermore kits, featured on SF Gate, help homeowners build simple, durable furniture from leftover wood. The kits come in four different levels, from basic kits that only include hardware and instructions to more elaborate kits that include wood, and even a kit that arrives with the leftover wood furniture already made.
  4. Jetson Green recently featured green interior products by Michelle Kaufman designs. These include eco-friendly kitchen sinks, islands, and tables made with concrete and other materials, like recycled porcelain and rice hull.
  5. Also from Jetson Green, 3form eco-friendly solid surfaces for countertops, tabletops, vanities, and the like.

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