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samiam

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Green furnature
« on: April 19, 2009, 12:56:48 PM »
Just as a house or building that already exists is greener than any new construction, the same applies to furnature

Recycling old furniture and finding a place to introduce vintage furnishings into your home is an excellent way to remain earth-friendly. Buying quality vintage furniture and finding the perfect pre owned piece in the second hand store can be the greenest purchase of all.


Since they are second hand and already made, usually of higher quality than what you can buy today, they don't require additional resources to manufacture and may even have a higher resale value.
You will really appreciate the workmanship of antique and vintage furniture when you use them in new and unconventional ways.
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As an added bonus,  living green by incorporating furniture like this into your home that has been recycled and given a new life is more eco-friendly than buying new and will cut back on the resources used to produce new pieces, creating a "one of a kind" environment friendly interior that is uniquely your own.

Also they are generally purchased closer to home saving on transportation, because they are often found in second hand and antique shops, yard sales, flea markets or on web sites like Craigslist or EBay.

When wood has been taken care of it lasts for a long time and reclaiming wood puts to good use what is already out there and available. Reclaim wood from old furniture and buildings.