Potential shortage of lumber

According to Niel Poland (MD of Mullican Wood), we could be seeing a shortage of hard woods as early as January 2010. He says the US hardwood harvests have declined by 50% in the last 10 years.

Here is a copy of the audio interview.

Being Eco Friendly at Home

Living a more eco friendly or sustainable lifestyle is quickly becoming a very hot topic for many South Africans. Not only is this a matter of saving the earth, it is also a matter of being frugal, too. Kids aren’t cheap and recycling and reusing are great ways to help save the Earth and save money. A lot of people really just make it a hobby to find creative new ways to recycle and reuse various household items such as shredded paper for example. Here are some great and simple ideas for recycling paper, conserving water, saving electricity, and adding eco friendly furniture to your home. [Read more…]

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The Ultimate Collection of Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Have you always wondered whether a kitchen remodeling project can pay for itself in the long run? If you upgrade your kitchen, the value of your house will definitely increase. Your initial investment for the remodel could double in value if you decide to sell the house in the future. A kitchen remodeling project is also a great way make your life easier. A poorly designed kitchen make you less efficient, and your work will be more difficult and time-consuming. This is the reason why you need to come up with practical kitchen remodel ideas that can be implemented easily.

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Tongue & Groove or Click Lock?

Laminated Solid Bamboo - Click-Lock with pre-installed underlay

Laminated Solid Bamboo - Click-Lock with pre-installed underlay

Click Lock systems were initially popularised with laminate flooring systems. Their big sell was that they reduced the cost and increased the simplicity of an installation. A number of designs have been patented, but the most common tend to be UniClick and Valinge. When Engineered flooring started becoming popular, the obvious choice for installation was to use a click lock system.

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