Category Archives: Sustainability

What can I put in my compost?

Green Mix kitchen scraps: potato peels orange rinds vegetable scraps fruit scraps coffee grounds tea leaves egg shells the scraps from your plate, but no meat or dairy because they take too long to break down and attract pests grass … Continue reading

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Furniture Made with Clean Energy!

Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker is proud to be a Clean Energy business and EPA Green Power Partner. By supporting local wind and solar projects through national clean energy provider, Arcadia Power, we are helping to reduce America’s dependence on dirty … Continue reading

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Recycling the Leftovers – NYTimes.com

Hey Austin! Need a place to save your compost before taking it to the green bin? Try this countertop compost bin. “Every week, some 14,000 households in Austin, Tex., dutifully roll not just one, or two, but three garbage bins … Continue reading

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Noticed: The Fabulous Compost Box – handful of salt

Some recent coverage of the compost bin by Handful of Salt. Thanks! “This box just might change me, however. The great thing about this compost box is that it’s beautiful, not just earnest. It looks good. It’s easy to clean. The … Continue reading

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Noaway Countertop Walnut Compost Bin on Provisions by Food52

Leave it to Food52 to take a gorgeous picture of food scraps! We are so excited they have picked up our Noaway Walnut Compost Bin for Provisions, a marketplace of delicious and beautiful things. “We honestly didn’t know compost bins … Continue reading

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Gifts: 12 ideas for your kitchen that are useful and beautiful – latimes.com

Another great mention for the Tigger Compost box For the devoted composter in your life — or the person who should be — there is the Tigger Countertop Compost Bin. The 13-inch-long wooden box is made with off-cuts, remnant pieces … Continue reading

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Gift pick No. 20: Cliff Spencer’s countertop compost box – latimes.com

Thank you Craig Nakano for this great write up! “For the devoted composter in your life — or the person who should be — let us point you to the workshop of Marina del Rey furniture craftsman Cliff Spencer and … Continue reading

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Reduce: Compost or Use the Green Bin!

  Food scraps and food soiled paper are the largest single item in our waste stream. If it goes to landfills, it takes up space and creates methane gases. If it goes to a composting facility, backyard or municipal, it … Continue reading

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Redwood Slab Finish

Which one do you like best? Which one will function best? Two important questions to ask yourself when you are picking a finish. This lovely windfall redwood slab from Northern California was selected by our client (for a beautiful island … Continue reading

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Win It: $100 Cliff Spencer Compost Bin! – Mommy Greenest

Here’s a contest to win one of our compost bins! Thanks Rachel for the compliments… “Cliff Spencer is renowned for the alchemy that he brings to woodworking—transforming rough, discarded pieces into furniture, cabinetry and decorative pieces that are so smooth … Continue reading

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