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Kebony, Accoya, Thermowood and Engineered Alternatives to Tropical Hardwoods

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I’ve recently been doing a project that’s needed a hard, durable and dimensionally stable wood. Traditionally, tropical hardwoods have been used for projects like these, but is there not an alternative that doesn’t destroy the rainforests?

Hacking down forests and not replacing them causes the extinction of species (tropical rainforests are home to half of all species),

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Innovative Uses of Wood in Product Design

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I’ve been noticing more and more wood creeping into the realm of consumer electronics and fashion, in products where plastic usually reigns. It’s a welcome arrival, especially because it suggests that designers are successfully challenging industry ‘defaults’ in terms of material choices. Here are three wooden products that have caught my attention recently.

Back in 2006, I

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