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Transparent wood?

Science is amazing but it can also be somewhat absurd. Hard to imaging why anyone would even want to make wood transparent but it's been done.

The benefits of this new technology are readily available to anyone with the motivation to search the Internet, where its’ billed as stronger than glass and shatterproof. I guess that's good, but aren’t there other existing materials that have the same advantages?

My first thought is transparent wood might work well for cabinet doors. But my research indicates that you can't get panels more than 4” square and a centimeter thick.

Transparent wood? Somehow, I just can't see it.


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