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Reclaimed wood wall and view of a vista.
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REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT WITH RECLAIMED WOOD

As a society, we’re all becoming more aware of just how important our choices as businesses, groups, and individuals [...]

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A view of a tiny house in the evening.
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A TINY HOUSE STORY

Eating out had never sounded so good as I was looking at my little 2 burner electric cooktop sitting on top of the fridge. That seemed like a lot of effort. The countertop was already [...]

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Minimalist Kitchen
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HOW TO NAIL MINIMALIST INTERIOR DESIGN

From the tiny house movement to the hygge rage of 2017, minimalism has found a place in the hearts and homes of design and home decor lovers all over [...]

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Reclaimed planks from Centennial Woods, installed at the high school in Laramie, Wyoming
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WOOD AS A BIOPHILIC DESIGN ELEMENT

Biophilic design principles are based on the idea of biophilia meaning that people are innately drawn to nature. Most everyone would prefer to spend time in a room with windows [...]

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Snow Fence
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FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE WYOMING RECLAIMED WOOD OVER BARN WOOD

Reclaimed wood, distressed wood, weathered wood, treated wood, pallet wood, barn wood… the options or terms seem endless these days [...]

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Centennial Woods instructions on how to install a reclaimed wood wall
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HOW TO INSTALL A RECLAIMED WOOD WALL

Use this guide to install reclaimed wood paneling, shiplap, or nickel gap boards. List of safety equipment and tools needed for installation as well as wood acclimation tips [...]

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Reclaimed wood from Wyoming snow fences are naturally aged in the wide open plains of the West unlike barnwood.
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KNOW THE SOURCE OF YOUR RECLAIMED WOOD

The importance of knowing where your reclaimed wood comes from isn’t just about sustainability or being eco-conscious; it’s also about your health. Here are 6 things to consider [...]

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What is often thought of as shiplap may actually be nickel gap.
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SHIPLAP MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU THOUGHT

Shiplap was originally used for exterior siding. The milling process for edging shiplap boards is to rabbet edges to create a tight and secure joint. The top edge of each board laps over [...]

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Reclaimed wood in modern design, 15 reclaimed wood ideas for your home.
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15 RECLAIMED WOOD DESIGN IDEAS

Grey, beige, and "greige," are some of the hottest colors in the design and architectural fields right now – and with good reason. New neutrals bring just enough interest yet pair beautifully [...]

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Reclaimed wood infographic.
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VERSATILE SNOW FENCE WOOD RE-PURPOSED

In this day and age, the preservation and conservation of our natural resources has become an even more important aspect of our lives. As many of us—individuals and companies alike [...]

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Finish options for recycled wood.
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FINISHES FOR YOUR RECLAIMED WOOD

Why Choosing the Right Finish for Your Reclaimed Wood Matters Using reclaimed wood in your home is a beautiful way to add depth and character to any space. Not only is it an [...]

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Serenity now with wood.
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SERENITY NOW... WITH WOOD

Think back on some of your favorite places whether they are homes, shops, restaurants, or business places. Chances are they have some things in common and one of those things is more than likely [...]

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Centennial Woods milling options for reclaimed wood include shiplap, tongue and groove, bevel lap, and more.
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SHOU SUGI BAN RECLAIMED WOOD

This Japanese technique of charring wood beautifies and preserves it, as well as making it more fire resistant. Yes, you read that right: charring wood with fire makes it more resistant to fire! [...]

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Wyoming snow fences help to keep snow drifts off of highways and interstates.
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RECLAIMED WOOD AND ROAD SAFETY?

Spring snowstorms and unpredictable weather are common in Wyoming. With another Spring storm heading into Wyoming this weekend we’d like to review the source of our [...]

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Reclaimed wood is popular with tiny home builders.
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16 TOP BUILDERS AND ARCHITECTS

Being eco-friendly is an issue that Centennial Woods considers one of its top priorities, so for this post we rounded-up some of the most influential people in the home building industry [...]

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Photo contest for reclaimed wood projects.
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PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Buy a bundle of our reclaimed wood or our reclaimed shiplap boards one one of our online stores before December 31, 2017 to be elibilbe to enter our photo contest with a First Place prize of [...]

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Visit Wyoming for your next vacation.
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WYOMING VACATION DESTINATIONS

Did you know that Wyoming also features stunning natural scenery? And not just in Yellowstone National Park, either! Here's a list a few of our favorite vacation spots here in Wyoming [...]

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Illegally sourced lumber is a continuing problem.
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LEED STANDS AGAINST ILLEGAL WOOD

Since its introduction in 1999, LEED has been a leader in promoting green building practices. Its goal is to reduce the impact building materials, and the building industry in general [...]

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Centennial Woods voted best in customer service for 2017 and 2018 by Houzz.
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HOUZZ BEST IN CUSTOMER SERVICE 2018

“The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of [...]

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Millennials and green living.
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MILLENNIALS MAKING THE OLD NEW AGAIN

When you think of green living in regards to building homes, do you think about modern energy-efficient appliances? Or maybe the location and orientation of the house to reduce the cost of [...]

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Centennial Woods reclaimed wood decor.
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RECLAIMED WOOD FURNITURE & DECOR

Reclaimed wood that comes from the snow fences in the plains and mountains of Wyoming has unique grain patterns and textures from the forces of nature. These unique patinas [...]

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Photo of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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MODERN ARCHITECT IN NON-MODERN TIMES

Frank Lloyd Wright was beyond his time in ideologies. Born in 1867, he introduced impressive modern and characterized architecture in the early and mid-20th century. A glimpse at his work [...]

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Reclaimed wood in contemporary design.
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CONTEMPORARY USES FOR RECLAIMED WOOD

A lot of people tend to overlook reclaimed wood as a contemporary style piece, thinking of it instead as just a rustic application product. We’re happy to see, though, that more and more [...]

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Recycled wood on a home.
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RECLAIMED WOOD & AGED METAL DESIGN

Using recycled and upcycled building materials may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re renovating or in the construction planning phase of your home or business [...]

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Reclaimed wood floors.
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SUSTAINABLE WOOD FLOORING BENEFITS

Wood has been a popular flooring for centuries because of its high durability and easy maintenance. Wyoming reclaimed snow fence flooring is a wood floor that lives and breathes [...]

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LEED v4 graphic image.
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USGBC FINALLY APPROVED LEED V4!

As a company that carries wood products that are FSC® 100% Recycled, Centennial Woods is committed to offering our customers reclaimed wood that is from responsible sources [...]

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Pile of salvaged wood.
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DOES WASTE FACTOR IMPACT WOOD PRICE?

When you buy reclaimed wood, you’re paying for more than just the wood you see. The amount of waste also plays a part in how much that wood costs. The waste factor is the amount of unusable wood [...]

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Old, distressed barnwood siding.
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RECYCLED WOOD: SUSTAINABLE & STYLISH

Utilizing recycled wood is an elegant way to add sophistication and style to a home or commercial establishment. Uses of reclaimed timber range from small statement pieces to entire [...]

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Greenbuild Editor's choice 2015.
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GREENBUILD EDITOR’S CHOICE HONOREE

Centennial Woods™ recently returned from the first Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Verona, Italy. After that amazing and inspirational journey, we’ve now found out [...]

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Salvaged wood used in new home construction for added character.
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RUSTIC DESIGN AND NEW BUILDS

Buyers seeking to purchase a new home are often faced with a conundrum: they want character but are leery of the challenges that can accompany an older home. From unstable foundations [...]

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Outdoor living space with reclaimed wood.
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OUTDOOR LIVING AND WEATHERED WOOD

Both home and commercial settings benefit from outdoor living spaces. Homeowners take a break from their humdrum daily activities to experience the beauty of nature and [...]

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GREENBUILD’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FOR 2015

We’re thrilled to be chosen as one of the leaders in the green building industry. The Greenbuild Editors only chose forty-four recipients for this annual award, so we’re honored to be part of [...]

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FSC logo.
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THE STORY BEHIND FSC® RECYCLED WOOD

The concept of recycling forest products goes back quite a while. The reclaimed wood industry got its start as early as the 1970s, using wood from barns, snow fences and [...]

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