Pacific Green Furniture & Palm Global Flooring
Beautiful Palmwood or Coconut Wood Furniture & Flooring
The discovery of the uses of coconut lumber is an eco-friendly solution for turning the coconut palm trees which are no longer producing coconuts into beautiful and modern pieces of furniture and exquisite hardwood flooring.
This easily sustainable resource was finally conceptualized after the realization that millions of trees which had grown past their fruit producing years were simply being discarded each year and Pacific Green and Palm Global stepped in to do something significant about it.
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also known as Palmwood
Coconut lumber or coconut timber is comparable to conventional wood in terms of its durability, sturdiness, and versatility. The use of palmwood as a substitute for building materials could bring down the cost of housing because it costs about half the price of the conventional wood and because it's harvested from an eco-friendly source it is a viable substitute for endangered hardwoods.
The lumber comes from farmed plantations of old coconut palms which were planted as crops in large plantations throughout the tropics in the early half of the 20th century in order to harvest the coconut fruit.
These trees bear fruit for approximately 70 years and every year, several million palms are cut to make way for future crops. For years, the trunks were simply "wasted" but in more recent years the commercial uses for this supply of lumber have been identified, leading to the introduction of coconut lumber to produce flooring, poles and furniture.
The key to profitability in the use of palmwood, given the availability of the logs and product demand, is the mechanical conversion of coconut logs into lumber. Check out this article if you would like more detailed info on Coconut Lumber Production and its profitability.
Coconut palm trees have no annual growth rings, rays, heartwood or branches, meaning that coconut lumber is free from knots and other imperfections.
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Here are the 2 best resources to learn more about Pacific Green Palmwood
- Pacific Green
Palmwood is a trademark of the Pacific Green company. Visit their site to view their entire furniture collection and learn the history of this pioneering company.
- The Palmwood Product Range & Applications
See the range of products produced by Pacific Green and learn about their projects including Masdar: the world’s first carbon-neutral and zero-waste city, which is powered entirely by solar energy, and several sustainable technologies that were pione
Masdar: the world's first carbon-neutral and zero-waste city
Palm Global Flooring
Palm Global's coconut wood flooring is beautiful and durable - its unique qualities include vibrant colors, numerous grain patterns and a total absence of knots. The planks are milled to exceedingly high standards and are completely natural allowing you to finish and seal them to your preference.
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Download this pdf on Rainforest Relief Guidelines and learn which hardwood species are endangered and what the alternatives are.
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Want more great tips and resources for eco-friendly construction ideas?
- Coconut Palm Flooring
Coconut flooring products are derived from an exotic species which comes from the Pacific Islands, which can be used for general structural purposes such as flooring, window frames, tool handles, furniture, wall panelling and internal trim.
- Eco-$mart, Inc
Eco-$mart, Inc. provides a number of services to facilitate sustainable living. We act as a worldwide distribution source for "green" construction materials, and offer free consultations to home owners, building owners, architects, developers and con
- How To Build An Eco-friendly House
Here are a few ideas to make your home as energy efficient as possible