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A stool made with 3D printed waste wood ‘textile’

In a project called WoodenWood, researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology developed a process to 3D print a rattan like textile from waste wood, which can be used in the production of furniture.

The project aims to explore potentials for design and take responsibility in the development of circular solutions for wood products and processes. Using wood waste in the form of raw wood and saw dust, a wood paste with cellulose-based natural binders is created, that is completely biodegradable. The paste is then printed in a mould made of waste raw wood, in a rattan-like textile structure, which was then used as seating and backing for stools and chairs.

Photos: Technion Israel Institute of Technology via V2com