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Green Solution: Kirei Board and Bamboo

Carter Oosterhouse shares tips for two types of environmentally friendly woods for home projects.

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Kirei board is manufactured from the stalks of the sorghum plant, which typically are burned or thrown into landfills after the edible portion of the plant is harvested for food. Kirei is an eco-friendly board made through the use of non-toxic adhesive that does not emit formaldehyde. Bamboo is another great alternative for traditional old-growth lumber harvested from forests. Grown in controlled forests, it takes bamboo only three to five years to reach maturity, while it takes old-growth trees 120 years, making bamboo a great green product.

Product information for items used in this room makeover:
kirei board — Kirei USA
Klippan loveseat; loveseat cover (almas white); Florera block candles; Knappa pendant lamp; Knappa Tulpan floor lamp; Knappa Tulpan table lamp; Sirja coasters; Wilma curtains (white); Nordon bench — Ikea
2 by 1-inch brown bend glass; polished travertine slab — Cal Tile Center
Field Crest classic duvet set (true white, item #060130983); Waverly Metro sheet set (ivory, item #060131004); Waverly bed skirt (ivory, item #060130652) — Target
ivory Capize shell curtains (item #370192) — Cost Plus World Market
Behr paints (Persimmon #SW6339, Spun Sugar #SW6337, Aleutian #SW6241, Ultra Bright White) — Home Depot
woven quilt for headboard — Ross Stores