Enviroshake is a composite roof shake that is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional cedar shingles. The shakes are made from a combination of post-industrial plastic(s), recycled elastomers and cellulosic fibre materials in a proprietary formulation that is designed to last for anything up to seventy to eighty years easily, at the same time they will weather to a familiar silver grey colour reminiscent of cedar shingles. Enviroshakes are proud to embody the three environmental “R”s – reduce, reuse and recycle. Enviroshakes manage to achieve the coveted look of cedar shakes without cutting down a single tree.
Green Furniture is all the rage, I was watching an episode of Renovation Nation and saw a company, Staples Cabinet Makers that took discarded wood of absolutely any type and made it into furniture. They receive calls from friends, family and neighbours letting them know about old wood in dumpsters and garage sales that might fit their requirements. All their furniture is completely hand-made and is set to last for the next one hundred years to end up as heritage pieces in homes around America. Paul Choate does the same thing, he takes “second hand” wood and makes it into another hot trend, combination furniture. The stools double as low side tables and if you need one, a wooden shelf when affixed to the wall.