|Re: Environmenal Frustration||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Willie Schreurs (williegreyrock.org)|
|Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 00:12:39 -0600 (MDT)|
kchung wrote: > > We need to repair the rotting deck at our new-to-us old house. We have > contacted building supply companies, forest certification organizations > and Greenpeace.... But still we cannot find cedar which is guaranteed to > not be the product of clear-cutting of old-growth forests in British > Columbia. > > No eastern cedar, even for boards. > We don't want to use chemically treated wood. > The artificial products have a dubious environmental footprint. > > Any suggestions? Does anyone know how to source environmentally friendly > deck wood? You might like to look at a material called Trex -- a lot of decks at Greyrock were made with it. It's a composite made from waste wood fibre and recycled plastic and seems to be lasting really well (only 4-5 years so far, though). You should be able to find info about it from local suppliers or builders, or check out the manufacturer's web site at www.trex.com. -- /\ Willie Schreurs /\ //\\ <Willie [at] Greyrock.org>(H) <schreurs [at] lamar.colostate.edu>(W) //\\ ///\\\ Greyrock Commons, Fort Collins, CO ///\\\
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