Saturday, May 23, 2009

Finishing the Bamboo Kitchen Floor...

Last July we started this project: to put a new Bamboo floor in the already existing cabin. For some reason, that for the life of us, we cannot remember--we didn't finish putting the floor into the kitchen.

Today, we decided to finish the job:

Joni preps the floor:

Putting the Bamboo floor down:

The finished product:

And another view:

I wish we hadn't purchased this floor. We thought we were being Green. But this is just another example of Green Industrialism. Yes, the Bamboo does grow fast. And it makes a nice floor. The wood is coated with petroleum products. And it is made in China.

If I were to do it over, I'd just have some of our downed trees milled into planks and use them. I'd coat it with a bees wax sealant, or something similar.

This is not a Green floor. Live and learn.

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