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Go Green with Dan Alleger
Like many other industries, great advances are being made in the field of "green" products for wood finishing. For the past couple years, I've been investigating many new finishes and solvents that are better for the environment. These include soy-based strippers, water-based sealers, fillers, and finishes as well as new ways to recycle the chips and dust that are an unavoidable waste product of woodworking.

As I make the transition to a mostly "green" workshop, I have a special offer for my customers. When you have your piece built, finished, or refinished, simply say

"I want to go green!"

Your project will be built with recycled materials and receive treatment with environmentally friendly chemicals as much as possible.
You can make a difference. You can help me make a difference.


The investment in green building and finishing projects can be substantial, but my feelings are strong about reducing environmental waste and greenhouse gases. With your commitment to this new initiative, it can happen faster. This does mean there will be some additional costs associated with the new processes (the stripping agents alone are double the cost of conventional products). It should be clear to everyone by now, however, that progress does not come without some sacrifice. I invite you to be part of this exciting transition.

Over the past few years, I have already begun using more water-based finishing materials which have very low VOC (Volitile Organic Compounds) content. Not only is this healthier for me, but it's kind to my community as well. Cleanup is reduced to water and mild detergents, and any waste generated is generally biodegradable.

Feel free to inquire with any questions you may have about this new venture. Let's GO GREEN!




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