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Alternate Compost Bin Uses

Alternate Compost Bin Uses

Our compost bins are great for compost, obviously, but we love it when customers find alternative uses for our products....

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Can I Place Items on My Wood Furniture?

Can I Place Items on My Wood Furniture?

One of our most frequently asked questions is about whether or not someone can leave something on one of our...

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Tree Identification Apps

Tree Identification Apps

I downloaded three different plant/ tree identification apps to assess and compare the effectiveness of each one. Constraints I could...

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Lead Time | Why Is Our Lead Time So Long??

Lead Time | Why Is Our Lead Time So Long??

Lead Time: "the time between the initiation and completion of a production process." One question we seem to get a...

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Why Does My Compost Pile Stink?

Why Does My Compost Pile Stink?

There are a number of reasons why your compost pile might smell bad. Thankfully, there are some easy fixes when...

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Grove Collaborative Recommendations

Grove Collaborative Recommendations

Grove Collaborative is a business that we love, partly because of their eco minded practices. Consumers can expect to reuse...

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Dad

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Dad

Have you ever been completely stumped on what you should get your dad for the holidays? Did you put off...

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How to be Low Impact at Home

How to be Low Impact at Home

We all know about the importance of being low impact whenever possible. That’s why I’m going to give a few...

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Alabama Sawyer 2019 Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas

Alabama Sawyer 2019 Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas

The holidays will be upon us in no time, which is why we’ll be the Charon to help you lost...

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Alabama Sawyer 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Kitchen & Home Edition

Alabama Sawyer 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Kitchen & Home Edition

The holidays are right around the corner, and we know some of you are scrambling for last minute gift ideas....

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Urban Wood Vs Traditional Wood

Urban Wood Vs Traditional Wood

We at Alabama Sawyer use urban wood instead of traditional wood. But what are the exact differences between urban wood...

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Interview with Cliff Spencer

Interview with Cliff Spencer

I got the opportunity to sit down and chat with Cliff Spencer about his design influences, how furniture making relates...

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Mountain Brook Red Oak

Mountain Brook Red Oak

In April of 2017, the large Red Oak in front of Mountain Brook City Hall was cut down due to...

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Different Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles

Different Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles

If you’re at all invested in recycling glass in Alabama, you’ve probably noticed that there’s not a lot of places...

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Famous Alabama Trees

Famous Alabama Trees

In case you couldn’t tell, we at Alabama Sawyer love trees. Specifically urban trees from the south. That’s why all...

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Packaging

Packaging

We at Alabama Sawyer love it when companies package products in recyclable materials, especially if those companies have environmentally friendly...

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Getting To Know Us: Cliff Spencer

Getting To Know Us: Cliff Spencer

A while back I had the opportunity to sit and chat with Cliff Spencer about the specifics of the work...

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Salvaged Wood vs Reclaimed Wood

Salvaged Wood vs Reclaimed Wood

Salvaged Wood: Wood that was never cut into lumber or used for construction.  Reclaimed Wood: Wood that was previously used in the...

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Announcing Scratch and Dent Items

Announcing Scratch and Dent Items

Imagine for a moment one of our cutting boards has just been completed and packaged, ready to be shipped off to its...

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Composting Without A Garden- What's The Point?

Composting Without A Garden- What's The Point?

1. Collect compost for a curbside compost program that will take your compost. Similar to trash collection programs that collect once...

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Why Compost?

Why Compost?

There are tons of reasons to start composting. Here are just a few reasons to give you the motivation you...

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Best Eco Friendly Dish Detergents

Best Eco Friendly Dish Detergents

PLEASE NOTE: The following info is pulled from an article found on The Strategist entitled, “The Best Natural Dish Soaps on...

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3 Great Biodegradable Garbage Bags

3 Great Biodegradable Garbage Bags

We all know that plastic garbage bags aren’t great for the environment, especially when they go to a landfill and...

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Eco Friendly Transportation Hacks

Eco Friendly Transportation Hacks

Obligatory heads up about this blog post: We think respecting the environment is incredibly important,

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