November 10, 2010

2 words.  Lumber and Newspaper.  What do they have in common?  Not much, until Kranthout came about.  Kranthout is Dutch for “Newspaper wood”. 

The design firm Vij5 took old newspapers and rolled them into a tabloid sized log and cut them into planks.  They say that you can sand and drill these, just like real wood.  It’s important to note the glue.  While I couldn’t find any information about its, err, green-ness, they did select the glue due to its ability to be separated from the paper at the end of the Kranthout’s life.  Allowing the paper to be easily recycled.

Learn more about Vij5 here (it’s worth a quick look): http://www.vij5.com/ 

Learn more about Kranthout here: http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/011709.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+worldchanging_fulltext+(WorldChanging.com+Full+Text)&utm_content=Google+Reader

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