I've been searching around the web to no avail so I thought
perhaps someone in here could help. A few years ago I saw a documentary on
TV that included a piece about a chipboard factory. I think it was somewhere
in Canada but I may be wrong about that as my memory of the details is hazy.
Anyway, this mill out in the country was taking trees and turning them
into wood chips. These were mixed with an adhesive and rolled using heat to
make chipboard. Now, at a certain time of year the place was inundated with
moths, millions of them. May have been butterflies come to think of it.
These moths or butterflies would land on the boards going through the
rollers and become compressed into the surface. Hundreds of the insects
"fossilised" in the chipboard, there to remain for ever.
I'm thinking this stuff would look pretty good varnished and used as
shelves or flooring. Has anyone heard of this before? The maufacturers name?
Perhaps a picture? Any information would be a great help as I'm drawing a
complete blank at the moment.
On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 03:55:22 +0100, "Les &/or Claire"
I've seen the odd bug on plywood. They look mushed, rather than
It's almost the right time of year - go out to a park and find a
red-leafed maple, one of the decorative Japanese ones, and collect a
bag of leaves. Take them home and dry them carefully between large
sheets of blotting paper, a couple opf plywood boards and a few pounds
of stacked books. Then look up the Victorian art of decoupage,
sinking such things as leaves or printed paper cutouts into a layer of
varnish. Blonde shellac is just the job.
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