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Copyright 2002 Designs
The coconut has been used for hundreds
of years for a variety of applications including cups,
various shelters or construction parts.
The roots were used (kind of like) the now a days narcotics
to cure various ailments. The palm frowns themselves
are still being used to make hats, woven matting and in rare cases even clothing.
Today the trunk centers are traditionally used to make different types of ropes
and in many of the eastern countries is still considered to
be a delicacy and is consumed.
Here in Florida at first everyone was concerned about what to do with
all of theses excess coconuts, but now it seems that the problem
has slowly become under control.
Many people starting by making the coconuts to create wind chimes,
yard sign stakes, various garden items, and much more. Recently in
a store I noticed coconuts with faces painted on them and plants stuck on top
to look like hair. Last year some people even carved
their coconuts during
Halloween instead of using the pumpkin.
My solution has been to invent and create many different
items and styles and a scratch resistant finish
to make my purses banks beach wedding items, etc.
I love to work with the coconut hardwoods because of their durable
Thank You George Staley...............