Centennial Woods™ builds, maintains and then reclaims the aged wood off of the hundreds of miles of snow fences lining the Wyoming highways at no cost to the taxpayer. These 6' to 12' tall wooden fences endure the harsh elements to prevent snow drifts from forming on Wyoming's interstates and highways during the brutally long winters. It turns out that Wyoming's intense weather conditions are ideal for producing stunning and sustainable weathered wood. The Wyoming climate is so intense that our wood skips the energy-intensive process of kiln drying, making our reclaimed wood a carbon negative product.
Before Centennial Woods™ began reclaiming Wyoming snow fence the boards from the fences were either burned or thrown in a landfill when replaced. In 1999, Centennial Woods™ discovered the strength and beauty of Wyoming snow fence wood and vowed to repurpose it. By developing an international market for this sustainable and carbon-negative Wyoming resource Centennial Woods™ has repurposed more than 18 million feet of reclaimed wood (as of 2016) and avoided more than 18,000 tons of CO2 emissions as of 2017.
Centennial Woods™ reclaimed wood is made of sustainably harvested Ponderosa Pine, Lodge Pole Pine, Douglas fir, and Spruce from the Rocky Mountain region. Aged Wyoming snow fence wood is FSC® 100% Recycled. Architects and designers love using our reclaimed wood because it contributes toward satisfying Credits MR3, MR4 and MR5 under LEED®. Unlike most barn wood or salvaged building planks, our wood has never been chemically-treated or painted; meaning no harmful off-gassing, lead paint, insects, or other contaminants will make its way into your home or business. Unlike barn wood or other sources of reclaimed wood, you can always order more wood from us in the future and know that it will be consistent in color, quality, and dimensions. Please call us at (307) 742-3672 if you have any questions.