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    Wanna Grow Some Furniture?

    Interesting concept, although I have to doubt the cost effectiveness. Then again, not everything is always about cost.

    http://www.wimp.com/grow-furniture/
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    I would not have enough patience to wait for them to grow. I guess that once the first batch is out on the market subsequent ones should be an ongoing process, however it will need a lot of land and work.

    Another issue is possible deformations when drying out, but as you say Vaughn it is an interesting concept and very original indeed. The return of investment should be rather high though, otherwise it will be a cut throat bussiness, or so I think.
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    WOW - that is a pretty cool prospect.

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    Interesting concept, wonder how well the grafted joints hold up.
    Darren

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    There was a fellow I read about sometime in the late 80s or early 90s who was doing something similar, I wish I could remember who.. I've wanted to try it ever since just to have done it but never has a spot to do it in.

    There is also an older style of doing live furniture for gardens (think 1600s or 1800s) mostly using ficus that I suspect both this fellow and the one I read about back then borrowed the idea from that.

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    Very interesting! I hope to see an update in a couple of years.
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    I'm too old to wait for this. Here's my perfect natural chair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Korn View Post
    I'm too old to wait for this. Here's my perfect natural chair
    With apologies to the aggrieved parties a forehand would it really be slower than your current wait?

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    Chairs are being stained as we speak. Once those are done, the table is soon after...TG or Bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Korn View Post
    I'm too old to wait for this. Here's my perfect natural chair

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    I don't know! My skinny butt might get stuck in the "chair" because the seat is end-grain and does not even have finish.

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