Where Reclaimed Wood Comes From
Today we have a quick guest blog post from Viridian Reclaimed Wood about using recycled wood for home renovation products.
Every year, Americans dump millions of metric tons of wood into landfills, even though the U.S. Forest Service estimates that nearly half of it is perfectly good wood with plenty of life left. In fact, much of it is better than good – many deconstructed old buildings were built with old-growth wood, which is far stronger than what’s being newly harvested. And overseas shipping crates are often made from gorgeous tropical hardwoods that would fetch a premium price as flooring or decking.
As more home and business owners become interested in using recycled wood products for their renovation projects, many have begun to ask about the best sources for reclaimed wood. Here at Viridian – where we make reclaimed wood flooring, paneling and tabletops – we’ve put together a chart to show our favorite sources for high-quality reclaimed wood, as well as a bit about how the reclaiming process works.
This post was provided by Viridian Reclaimed Wood, a reclaimed wood flooring, paneling and furniture salvaging and materials company based in Portland, Oregon.