Kirei Sorghum Board

Now we've been pushing up the profile of bamboo a bit on this site. With good reason, of course. But we wouldn't want you to think that we were grassist. We like other stalky stuff, as well. A recent arrival on the design scene is sorghum. A residual from alcohol and molasses production. The stalks of this grain are compressed, washed, woven into engineered building sheets and marketed under the name of Kirei Board. Bonded with heat and a formaldehyde-free adhesive it can be had in sheets and planks is 3 different thickness' for cabinetry, flooring and paneling. Costs begin at $7 per sq. ft. for what appears to be a very versatile plywood substitute. ::Kirei [by WM]

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