The adorable Acorn tiny cabin is made of wood salvaged from an old mansion

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This charming, solar-powered tiny home is handcrafted from reclaimed wood

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Scientists just created a new “super wood” that’s stronger than steel

Spider silk has long held the record for the strongest known natural biomaterial on Earth – but that just changed. Scientists at KTH Royal Institute of Technology created a new biomaterial using wood nanofibers that is stronger even than spider silk. Researchers “densified” wood to turn an already sturdy material into a “super wood” that is as strong as steel.

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The Cornelia tiny house is a peaceful writer’s studio built with reclaimed wood

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Incredible new “super wood” is as strong as steel

It’s a twig, it’s a branch, it’s… Super Wood! Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a so-called “super wood” that is stronger than many titanium alloys. The research team used a two-step process to drastically increase the density of the wood, thus reinforcing its strength to ten times that of traditional wood.  “It is as strong as steel, but six times lighter,” research team co-leader Teng Li told ScienceDaily. “It takes 10 times more energy to fracture than natural wood…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This light-filled tiny house is made almost entirely of reclaimed wood

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Lakeside cabin made out of reclaimed wood is as idyllic as it gets

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Studiolada used all wood materials to create this affordable open-source home anyone can build

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A spiraling wood staircase sits at the heart of this wondrous Tbilisi library

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Escape into the glass rivers and lakes of these beautiful wood tables

If getting lost in a coffee table sounds improbable, you may change your mind once you see these beautiful furnishings. Artist and designer Greg Klassen transforms reclaimed wood into mesmerizing works of art embedded with glass rivers and lakes. Klassen, who we’ve featured previously, handcrafts unique pieces that mimic topographic forms in the Pacific Northwest.

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