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Lumber Made from Newspaper Looks Like Real Wood

by , 11/09/10

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Doesn’t the material in the photo above look just like real wood at first glance? Upon further inspection, the text on the top plank gives away the “lumber’s” true origin – newspapers! Developed by Mieke Meijer for design firm vij5, Kranthout (Dutch for “newspaper wood”) is a new material made of old newspapers that are rolled together and milled into planks. The versatile product even mimics the appearance of wood crain and can be drilled and sanded just like real wood.

+ Vij5

Via Worldchanging

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2 Comments

  1. Gracelin July 13, 2011 at 6:29 am

    You couldn’t pay me to igrone these posts!

  2. Eletruk November 11, 2010 at 1:47 am

    Not entirely new idea. There’s a house in Rockport Massachusets made out of newpapers, built in 1922.
    http://www.paperhouserockport.com/index.html

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