Science: Synthetic Lumber

One result of the steady deforestation of the U. S. by timber-cutting concerns has been a steady rise in the price of lumber. The day was when few commodities in this country were as cheap as building-lumber. This condition has now become definitely a thing of the past.

Now the proposal is advanced to make synthetic lumber on a wholesale scale out of waste sugar-cane fibre and other such industrial byproducts. B. G. Dahlberg of Chicago is the proponent of this idea and a frank enthusiast over its practical possibilities.

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