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This week at Treehugger: We dig into to our archives and find some hidden DIY gems. A chair made completely from recycled rulers. Converting your car to harness the power of cooking grease. And, grow a DIY hydroponic garden.


Recycled Red Ruler Chair Who knew rulers could be so cool? Dorothy Spencer uses more red rulers than your kidnergarten teacher could even imagine to make an old-school (literally) chair. The red colored measuring sticks give the impression of a cool, retro painted chair without the layers of sticky paint.


How To: Convert Your Diesel Car to Run on Food Grease With the sudden media coverage on alternative fuel sources for our cars, we thought this would be a good time to search our archives for biodiesel. And, low and behold, we found this awesome conversion kit for “regular” diesel cars. For the green and/or cheap, learn how to convert your diesel engine to run on grease and get the benefits of clean, and often free fuel.


Hydroponics Online: DIY Hydro-garden With spring just around the corner, city-dwellers everywhere are trying to figure out how they are going to grow some greenery in the little space they do have. Well, fear not – we found a hydroponic garden kit that you can build for about $100. All you need is PVC pipe, some empty soda bottles, and a pond pump, and your tiny garden will be the envy of every one in your complex.

That is it for this time, look for more TreeHugger goodies next week.

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