Thursday, May 29, 2008

Swedish wood

On my way home from my extra job today, I stopped by Home Depot to pick up some wood for a shelf I'm building.

Pine seems to be the cheapest non-crappy wood, so I picked up five 6-foot pieces that are 8 inches wide.

When I got home, I was getting ready to measure one piece to see where it should get cut. I flipped it over, and there was an annoying price tag on the back side.

The tag had a picture of a tiny little man sawing away. I pulled the wood closer to see what the label said. Next to the little man, in capital letters, it said "Made in Sweden."

2 comments:

Anne Sofie said...

Really? I thought you had enough of trees on the North American continent. But wood and wood products are a vital part of Sweden's national income.

BluePlastic said...

The problem is, we do have a lot of forests, but logging regulations are so strict that we often import wood now because so many loggers were driven out of business by environmentalists.