Living Green Home April , The idea that plastic can be cleaned and disinfected more thoroughly than wood is wrong Wood absorbs residual Studies have found that, even when a contaminated wooden cutting board is sliced open with a sharp knife, the bacteria do not come out Plastic cutting boards, by
Plastic lumbers are affordable alternative to timbers, this reduces the need for building material manufactured from wood, helping to preserve forests, cut down on deforestation rates and mitigation of climate change Plastic lumber made from recycled waste plastics are ideal product for building, construction, fencing and
Feb , For more information on the House go to Squidoo The following manufacturers make building supplies fro HDPE plastics (High Density PolyEthylene) These plastics come from milk jugs, detergent containers, juice and soda bottles that do not biodegrade Common uses of RPL (Recycled Plastic Lumber).
Jul , Besides being a small, family business that still produces their product in the US, By the Yard s outdoor furniture and accessories are made out of recycled plastic lumber Plastic lumber What the heck Lumber made from fake plastic trees Not quite The lumber that By the Yard uses is made from recycled
Apr , Mulch Garden mulch is not only high in moisture, it is also mainly made up of wood chippings Think of it as a giant bag of pick n mix for termites Prevention tips Use mulch made from other materials such as gravel, plastic, and rubber Leave a gap between the mulch and the foundations of your home
Nov , By Mark Frauenfelder It s possible to d a fairly straight line with a pencil, but if you want to be accurate, you must use a ruler or straightedge to guide the pencil as you d Similarly, if you want to saw a piece of wood (or plastic, or PVC pipe) so that the cut is as straight as possible, you need a tool to
Learn about the types of plastics and which you should avoid the most materials instead Not only will you decrease the likelihood of off gassing in your home, you ll also reduce resources and save money over the long run by investing well upfront Milk jugs Plastic bottles Hard hats Water pipes Plastic lumber
Jul , Imagine a material lighter than steel, longer lasting than lumber and strong enough to support ton locomotives Now imagine that material is made from milk containers, coffee cups and other plastics that we recycle It s called structural plastic lumber, and the ingenious, nontoxic material was invented
Composite decking and fencing are a low maintenance alternative to wood made in part using high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic from recycled milk jugs is an important way to conserve our resources and help the environment, but recycled materials can also be used to produce quality products for your home.
May , Lynn Knowton claims every bit of this wonderful tree house is recycled or repurposed I think it is a real stretch to call this the first upcycled house I also wonder about are the use of UPM Profi as flooring this is a European version of plastic lumber, made from polypropylene waste and wood fibre I question
Mar , The plastic lumber is water and pest resistant and can be cut and drilled similar to wooden lumber They outlast traditional wooden railroad ties which have a life span of only years St Louis Recycling Program Plastic Garden Pots and Trays Arch City Homes Photo Credits Pots to Planks
May , I love incorporating the look of driftwood into my home decor accessories, but using real wood pieces can be awfully pricey So, after lots Would you believe that the chargers under each place setting are plastic and used to be shiny gold I use wood stain because that s what I always have on hand.
May , For anyone who is interested in using a material that is going to improve the look and the value of their home, they must consider using Recycled Plastic Wood This product is a material that is made to look and feel like legitimate original wood, but be much stronger and resilient It is made from recycled
May , This low maintenance alternative to wood is made from varying amounts of recycled plastic Consider it for decks, fences and more Composite timber can be a low maintenance and sustainable alternative to wood in home landscaping projects It has been manufactured to be stain and blemish resistant,
Jul , The flexibility of recycled plastic is demonstrated in this garden, where a bender board made from percent recycled plastic creates a border for the curved path Pros Unlike wood, recycled plastic products never rot, encourage mold growth or need paint or toxic preservatives Recycled plastic has come
Nov , The present invention is directed to an extruded cellular wood plastic composite and a process for making the same The product may be used for decorative moldings inside or outside of a house, picture frames, furniture, porch decks, window molding, window components, door components, and roofing
Mar , Precious Plastic Dave Hakkens machines Hakkens designed the machines so that they could be made at home out of universal materials and basic tools available around the world Everything has been made available online, including the blueprints, a series of detailed instructional videos, and the
Watch this video to find out about DIY friendly composite decking and hidden fasteners that s a low maintenance alternative to wood decking New Enhance is a composite deck board that is ideal for backyard do it yourselfers because it s available at your local Home Depot and doesn t require any special tools for
Jul , Pedros uses a heat gun to shrink the plastic She carves notches in the wood to create a more secure hold Carving is key to the strength of the joints, she explains By creating small irregularities, the plastic locks itself with the wood Micaella Pedro s bottle joining at RCA graduate show Pedros has
May , I assumed like many others that plastic bottles were being reused to make more plastic bottles Instead, the most that can be done with them is to be used for other products, such as doormats, textiles, plastic lumber, etc Sadly, if they are not needed to make new products, they end up in landfills or dumps,
Jun , For the last several years I ve experimented with turning common HDPE plastic bags into solid materials at home without creating caustic fumes My first attempt was made before I even started writing for MAKE, where I stewed the bags in canola oil before pressing them into blocks The project worked after
Nov , , ) discloses a system for making synthetic wood products Wood fiber is mixed with thermoplastic material, including both LDPE and HDPE, in plastic fiber ratios of to , and then heated and kneaded before being formed into golf ball sized chunks A fiber alignment plate is positioned
Jun , Plus, knee and back problems can make it difficult to get in the garden (or get back up!) How to choose the best wood for raised garden beds Raised beds can solve all of these problems and more Wood is a popular choice for building plant boxes because it s fairly inexpensive, readily available, and lasts