Man transforms dead wood into eco-furniture
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 15:27
Corbin Clay found a sustainable use for wood destroyed by beetles, and his work won him $100,000 from Ketel One Vodka and GQ magazine.
Each year in the Rocky Mountains millions of acres of pinewood are ruined by beetles. All those dead trees pose a significant risk for forest fires. While most see that pinewood as useless, Corbin Clay, owner of Azure Furniture, has found a sustainable use for the beetle-kill pinewood. Clay uses that wood and his carpentry skills to create high-end furniture at his Colorado-based company.