How do we collect more stuff than any house can hold? I don’t know where it comes from, but I do know I don’t spend that much money. I've often theorized that knick-knack fairies invade our home while we’re sleeping and turn our dust into more stuff (and unfortunately, more dust).
That's where kirei board comes in. It's beautiful, eco-friendly and makes for incredibly durable shelving. Similar to the look and feel of bamboo, kieri is a fantastic substitute for wood. It's made from reclaimed sorghum straw and compressed using a formaldehyde-free adhesive. Although kirei is very strong, the boards are lightweight, making them easy to lift and less of a burden for your drywall. And material colors are variegated for a unique splash of character.
As with any other type of wooden board, you just measure, cut and screw it all together. Some instructions can be found here, but it looks simple enough. Not only do these units make a nice place to display household wares and pieces of interest, but they add character to the room by providing a rich, textured feature. Kirei is reminiscent of wall paneling, but exponentially more interesting to look at.
And if your house isn’t as cluttered with stuff as mine, don’t worry - if you build it, they will come (the knick-knack fairies, that is).
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