Tesco has put out a press release outlining its plans to make furniture out of old cucumber plants. Apparently it's developing a technique to recycle the cucumber plant's inherently strong long fibrous strands to create a dense, durable chipboard that could replace the conventional timber stuff used in furniture. So enthusiastic is Tesco, it's already thinking about using cucumber chipboard for all its store fittings and fixtures, including those used to hold the cucumbers it sells. And it has plans to recruit a top furniture designer to help create a fashionable range of cucumber chipboard furniture. Tesco's cucumber specialist David Collins said: "We could soon be growing our own furniture. Using cucumbers would undoubtedly produce the coolest range around. In future, customers may have to decide on the flavour of their furniture as well as the colour and style." {{COUNTERPOINT }}