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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2013

Viridian Reclaimed Wood introduces line of premade 4’x8’ architectural panels

Premade panels rls JMB rustic pnlPortland, OR – Viridian Reclaimed Wood today announced the introduction of a new line of 4’x8’ premade architectural panels with rustic and reclaimed wood faces, according to Viridian co-owner Joe Mitchoff.

The new 3-ply engineered panels were developed in response to recent demand from the commercial interiors segment, particularly store-fixture designers. Designed for reliability, durability and quick and seamless installation, they are perfect for wall coverings, store fixtures, signage and casework. Custom graphics and CNC designs can be applied to any panel.

“These panels are incredibly versatile and they can be customized in limitless ways,” Mitchoff said. “And the slimmer dimensions make them ideal for store fixture design.”

Viridian’s premade panels are available in the company’s popular Jakarta Market Blend tropical and rustic series; circle-sawn American Classics; Rustic Old Growth Doug Fir; and Doug Fir Glam™, a glue laminated product.  The panels can also be fire rated, custom stained and pre-finished.

The panels can contribute points toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Credits: MRc3: (Materials Reuse), MRc4 (Recycled Content), MRc5 (Regional Materials) and MRc7 (Certified Wood).

Viridian Reclaimed Wood manufactures flooring, architectural panels, table/countertops, paneling, decking and beams. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and was founded with the purpose of upcycling dockside discards (shipping crates, pallets, scrap lumber) into useful reclaimed interior and exterior architectural products. Viridian sells direct through its website and ships throughout North American and beyond. For more information visit http://viridianwood.com or call 1-877-909-WOOD.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2013

Viridian Reclaimed Wood introduces range of flooring and paneling derived from truck decking

TruckDeckPortland, OR – Viridian Reclaimed Wood today announced the introduction of Truck Deck, a line of domestically sourced flooring and paneling derived from reclaimed red oak and white oak truck decking, according to Viridian co-owner Joe Mitchoff.

“The giant tractor-trailers used to transport goods from coast to coast typically contain wide planks of heavy oak decking, but the hard-driven miles take their toll on these truck decks,” Mitchoff said. “Even though they are plenty thick they have to be replaced at regular intervals. We upcycle them into flooring and panels of unparalleled character.”

Viridian’s most rustic products by far, Truck Deck’s top face has deep gouges, a thick patina and jet-black openings where the bolts were literally torched out of their holes. The underside also can be used; it is less rough and features unique rust bands where it rested on a truck’s metal trailer frame. Viridian squares up the edges and puts it through a brushing process to remove loose dirt and major catches, but Truck Deck requires additional sanding on site if it is meant to be touched. It is 3/4″ or 1″ thick, 5-1/2” wide, comes in 3’ to 6’ lengths, with a Class A fire rating. The flooring and paneling are designed to be face nailed or glued and are available prefinished or unfinished.

Viridian Truck Deck can contribute points toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Credits: MRc3: (Materials Reuse), MRc4 (Recycled Content), MRc5 (Regional Materials) and MRc7 (Certified Wood).

Viridian Reclaimed Wood manufactures flooring, architectural panels, table/countertops, paneling, decking and beams. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and was founded with the purpose of upcycling dockside discards (shipping crates, pallets, scrap lumber) into useful reclaimed interior and exterior architectural products. Viridian sells direct through its website and ships throughout North American and beyond. For more information visit http://viridianwood.com or call 1-877-909-WOOD.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 2, 2013

 

Viridian Reclaimed Wood debuts reclaimed European beech flooring

Beech flooring rls BeechPortland, OR – Viridian Reclaimed Wood today announced the introduction of European Beech, a new line of flooring reclaimed from beech shipping crates, according to Viridian co-owner Joe Mitchoff.

European Beech is derived from large-scale crates used to ship wind turbines and other steel cargoes from northern Europe and reclaimed locally from the Port of Vancouver.

“The grain pattern in this beech flooring is more subtle than our other reclaimed flooring options,” Mitchoff said. “Mostly it’s mellow golds, tans and peaches, and black veining in some boards creates a marbled look. Small iridescent figuring adds another level of depth to this incredibly durable wood.”

European Beech has a hardness rating of 1,300 on the Janka scale, making it suitable for commercial environments. The flooring is milled in a thickness of ¾”, in 2-1/2”, 3”, 4”, 5” and 6” widths.

Viridian hardwood flooring products are certified FSC Recycled 100% and can contribute points toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Credits: MRc3: (Materials Reuse), MRc4 (Recycled Content), MRc5 (Regional Materials) and MRc7 (Certified Wood).

Viridian Reclaimed Wood manufactures flooring, architectural panels, table/countertops, paneling, decking and beams. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and was founded with the purpose of upcycling dockside discards (shipping crates, pallets, scrap lumber) into useful reclaimed interior and exterior architectural products. Viridian sells direct through its website and ships throughout North American and beyond. For more information visit http://viridianwood.com or call 1-877-909-WOOD.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2012

Viridian Reclaimed Wood selected as a BuildingGreen Top-10 Product for 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Viridian Reclaimed Wood has been selected as one of BuildingGreen’s Top-10 products for the coming year by BuildingGreen, Inc., publisher of GreenSpec and Environmental Building News (EBN). The eleventh annual awards, announced at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Conference in San Francisco, are BuildingGreen’s editors’ picks of the most innovative green building products, drawn from product reviews published in GreenSpec and EBN.

“After a year of a record droughts and floods across the country, this year’s Top-10 products include several for managing moisture in buildings or for irrigating more responsibly,” says BuildingGreen founder and GreenSpec executive editor Alex Wilson. “In selecting this year’s products, we looked for companies addressing resilience, energy efficiency, thoughtful use of materials, cutting-edge system optimization, and other needs.”

This year’s selections include software for modeling heat and moisture flows, concrete masonry units with sequestration of carbon dioxide, a low-e coating for windows that opens new possibilities to energy-efficient, passive solar windows, and an LED streetlight meant to deliver 100 lumens per watt to precisely the area where the light needed.

The 2013 selections highlight the role of building science and system-level thinking in driving today’s green product innovations. The LEED rating systems also continue to encourage development of green products; GreenSpec users can find products organized by LEED credits as well as by building category and the CSI MasterFormat structure.

Viridian’s entire portfolio of reclaimed wood products was selected as a single top-10 product this year, including its flooring, tabletops, paneling, decking and veneers—the vast majority of which are derived from shipping pallets and crates reclaimed from Pacific Northwest ports and harbors.

GreenSpec is the leading national directory of green building products. Products are selected based on criteria developed over the past 20 years. Manufacturers do not pay to be listed in GreenSpec, and neither GreenSpec nor Environmental Building News carry advertising; both are supported by users of the information. “Our policy of not accepting money from product manufacturers allows us to be objective in our review of products,” said Wilson. The GreenSpec product database is also available online as part of the BuildingGreen Suite.

Other BuildingGreen resources include Environmental Building News, the oldest and most widely respected newsletter in the green building field, and LEEDuser.com, a resource for teams pursuing certification through the LEED Rating System. BuildingGreen celebrates its 26th year in business this year. For information on BuildingGreen resources, visit www.BuildingGreen.com or call 800-861-0954.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2012

Viridian Reclaimed Wood introduces line of engineered reclaimed hardwood flooring in four species

Portland, OR – Viridian Reclaimed Wood today announced the introduction of a new line of engineered reclaimed hardwood flooring, in four different species, according to Viridian co-owner Joe Mitchoff.

Available in the company’s popular Jakarta Market Blend (made from reclaimed shipping crates and pallets), European Beech (derived from crates used to ship wind turbines), White Oak (made from domestic industrial shipping crates) and CVG Douglas-fir Gym Bleacher (old-growth fir recycled from gym bleachers), Viridian’s new engineered flooring has a thickness of 5/8” with a 4.0 mm wear layer and can be used in commercial applications.

“We’ve made engineered flooring on a special-order basis for years,” Mitchoff said. “But demand for FSC-certified product has dramatically increased in the commercial interiors segment, and this is a great way to get reclaimed wood into larger commercial installations.”

Viridian’s engineered flooring is made with a VOC-free, nine-ply birch core in widths of 2-1/2” to 7-1/2” and long average lengths of 4’ to 5’. A UV-prefinished option features a 1/32” microbevel on all four edges; unfinished has square edges.

Viridian flooring, which can also be used as paneling, can contribute points toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Credits: MRc3: (Materials Reuse), MRc4 (Recycled Content), MRc5 (Regional Materials) and MRc7 (Certified Wood).

Viridian Reclaimed Wood manufactures flooring, architectural panels, table/countertops, paneling, decking and beams. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and was founded with the purpose of upcycling dockside discards (shipping crates, pallets, scrap lumber) into useful reclaimed interior and exterior architectural products. Viridian sells direct through its website and ships throughout North American and beyond. For more information visit http://viridianwood.com or call 1-877-909-WOOD.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2012

Viridian Reclaimed Wood introduces line of Siberian Spruce paneling

Portland, OR – Viridian Reclaimed Wood today announced the introduction of Siberian Spruce paneling milled from reclaimed Russian crating material, according to Viridian co-owner Joe Mitchoff.

A mix of slow-growing spruce and pine from the frigid climate of subarctic Russia, the paneling is reminiscent of the walls of an alpine lodge, but its refreshingly light color also lends itself to contemporary interiors.

“This paneling’s rustic character hints of its rough-and-tumble past,” Mitchoff said. “But it’s really beautiful, and it’s an extremely affordable way to use reclaimed wood on a project.”

Siberian Spruce is available in 5/8″ or 3/4″ thicknesses, with a face width of 3″, and in random lengths from 4′ – 8′+.  The material accepts stains very well, making it extremely versatile to color match to other woods.  Viridian offers it prefinished and in custom stains and profiles.

Viridian paneling can contribute points toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Credits: MRc3: (Materials Reuse), MRc4 (Recycled Content), MRc5 (Regional Materials) and MRc7 (Certified Wood).

Viridian Reclaimed Wood manufactures flooring, architectural panels, table/countertops, paneling, decking and beams. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and was founded with the purpose of upcycling dockside discards (shipping crates, pallets, scrap lumber) into useful reclaimed interior and exterior architectural products. Viridian sells direct through its website and ships throughout North American and beyond. For more information visit http://viridianwood.com or call 1-877-909-WOOD.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2012

Viridian Reclaimed Wood introduces range of Douglas-fir tabletops

Portland, OR – Viridian Reclaimed Wood today announced the introduction of a new range of FSC®-certified reclaimed old-growth Douglas-fir tabletops, according to Viridian co-owner Joe Mitchoff.

The tabletops, which can also be used for countertops, are milled from a deep inventory of Doug-fir beams reclaimed from decommissioned buildings. Some beams are well in excess of 100 years old, in long lengths with extremely tight grain patterns.

“The beams we reclaim for our Doug-fir tabletops come from abandoned warehouses, decrepit docks and old gymnasiums,” Mitchoff said. “And they exhibit all the character and seasoned beauty you would expect from a centuries-old piece of lumber.”

Viridian offers Douglas-fir tabletops in three varieties: Mixed Grain contains a variety of grain patterns from vertical to flat, planed smooth with beautiful edge work; Rustic Original Beam Face highlights the character from its prior life as a structural beam with a combination of weathered style and functionality; and Vertical Grain features tight growth rings and an occasional nail hole to signify it’s reclaimed wood.

Tabletops are available in thicknesses of 1-1/2” and up; in widths of up to 48” and lengths ranging to 12’. Viridian keeps standard restaurant and desk sizes in stock.

Viridian tabletops can contribute points toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Credits: MRc3: (Materials Reuse), MRc4 (Recycled Content), MRc5 (Regional Materials) and MRc7 (Certified Wood).

Viridian Reclaimed Wood manufactures flooring, architectural panels, table/countertops, paneling, decking and beams. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and was founded with the purpose of upcycling dockside discards (shipping crates, pallets, scrap lumber) into useful reclaimed interior and exterior architectural products. Viridian sells direct through its website and ships throughout North American and beyond. For more information visit http://viridianwood.com or call 1-877-909-WOOD.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2012

Viridian Reclaimed Wood debuts range of Douglas-fir flooring reclaimed from old beams

Portland, OR – Viridian Reclaimed Wood today announced the introduction of a new range of reclaimed old-growth Douglas-fir flooring, according to Viridian co-owner Joe Mitchoff.

Available in four varieties – nail-edge, mixed-grain, vertical (VG) and rustic – Viridian’s Doug-fir collection is reclaimed from beams salvaged from abandoned warehouses, docks and old gymnasiums, among other sources, and is derived from some of the company’s most mature raw-material sources.

“This old-growth Doug-fir is in a class by itself, with very tight grain—new lumber cannot compare,” Mitchoff said. “Even our mixed-grain Doug-fir gets mistaken for what passes for today’s vertical-grain.  Architects and designers who want the old-growth look but demand sustainability love this for a variety of applications.”

Offering a choice of extremely tight, clear grain patterns or a rustic look, Viridian’s old-growth Douglas-fir flooring comes in ¾” thickness, 3¼” or 5” widths, in random lengths of 4’ to 10’.

Viridian flooring products can contribute points toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Credits: MRc3: (Materials Reuse), MRc4 (Recycled Content), MRc5 (Regional Materials) and MRc7 (Certified Wood).

Viridian Reclaimed Wood manufactures flooring, architectural panels, table/countertops, paneling, decking and beams. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and was founded with the purpose of upcycling dockside discards (shipping crates, pallets, scrap lumber) into useful reclaimed interior and exterior architectural products. Viridian sells direct through its website and ships throughout North American and beyond. For more information visit http://viridianwood.com or call 1-877-909-WOOD.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2012

Viridian Reclaimed Wood debuts two new oak flooring products derived from shipping pallets and crates

Portland, OR – Viridian Reclaimed Wood today announced the introduction of “American Classics,” a new line of reclaimed red oak, white oak and rustic oak solid-plank hardwood flooring, according to Viridian co-owner Joe Mitchoff.

Like Viridian’s other flooring lines, the oak is derived from industrial shipping crates.  These domestic hardwoods are reclaimed from the southeastern United States and are milled in Portland.

“This red and white oak provide a uniquely sustainable option for classic North American species, with a hint of character to let you know its reclaimed,” Mitchoff said. “And the rustic option provides a vintage look with saw marks, nail holes and gray patina that calls to mind aged barns dotting the American landscape.”

All of Viridian’s oak flooring options are ¾” thick, 4½” wide, in random lengths of three to eight feet.

Viridian hardwood flooring products can contribute points toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Credits: MRc3: (Materials Reuse), MRc4 (Recycled Content), MRc5 (Regional Materials) and MRc7 (Certified Wood).

Viridian Reclaimed Wood manufactures flooring, architectural panels, table/countertops, paneling, decking and beams. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and was founded with the purpose of upcycling dockside discards (shipping crates, pallets, scrap lumber) into useful reclaimed interior and exterior architectural products. Viridian sells direct through its website and ships throughout North American and beyond. For more information visit http://viridianwood.com or call 1-877-909-WOOD.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2011

Viridian Wood introduces range of high-end architectural panels made from domestic reclaimed veneers

Portland, OR – Viridian Wood Products today announced the introduction of a new line of 4’x8’ architectural-grade veneered panels milled from reclaimed North American wood, according to Viridian co-owner Joe Mitchoff.

Viridian’s sliced veneers—derived from old-growth redwood previously used in wine tanks, Oregon black walnut reclaimed from urban salvage, and old-growth Douglas fir from warehouse deconstruction—are produced domestically and laid-up on urea formaldehyde-free, FSC®-certified medium density fiberboard (MDF) in a variety of thicknesses, including fire-rated cores. Mitchoff said more species are being sourced for launch in the future.

“These are distinctive, beautiful and rich in history, a befitting use of some amazing wood,” Mitchoff said. “And they’re equally appropriate for store fixtures, wall panels, commercial casework and cabinetry.”

All Viridian products are manufactured in Portland and derived from reclaimed wood from unique industrial sources. Products can contribute points toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Credits: MRc3: (Materials Reuse), MRc4 (Recycled Content), MRc5 (Regional Materials) and MRc7 (Certified Wood).

Viridian Wood Products manufactures flooring, architectural panels, table/countertops, paneling, decking and beams. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and was founded with the purpose of upcycling post-industrial and dockside discards (shipping crates, pallets, scrap lumber) into useful reclaimed interior and exterior building products. Viridian sells direct through its website and ships throughout North America. For more information visit http://viridianwood.com or call 1-877-909-WOOD.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2011

Viridian Wood debuts two new exotic hardwood flooring products reclaimed from shipping pallets and crates

Portland, OR – Viridian Wood Products today announced the introduction of two new 100% reclaimed and FSC®-certified (SW-COC-001962), commercial-grade, exotic hardwood flooring products, according to Viridian co-owner Joe Mitchoff.

Both types of flooring—Jakarta Market Blend and Fishtail Oak—are milled from reclaimed shipping pallets and crates, sourced from docks and harbors.

Jakarta Market Blend is a varied mix of dense hardwoods from the tropical lowlands of Asia, and comes in four different finishes—Dark Sort, Light Sort, Tropical Mix and Rustic.

“This flooring is available in a wide array of striking looks, from dark reds to vibrant blondes,” Mitchoff said. “Each floor has its own character as unique as the source it came from. It’s a fun material to work with.” The Rustic finish features the original weathered beam face, precision milled to a high tolerance while retaining the vintage quality of the wood.

Fishtail Oak (Mempening) offers a look rich in variations of chocolate, honey and cinnamon, with tinges of burgundy. Iridescent copper flecks give a subtle fishtail appearance, and its quarter sawn cut provides a “rich look that can warm a modern space or blend beautifully with traditional environments,” Mitchoff said.

Both flooring products are extremely hard (Jakarta: 1,100-3,500 Janka scale, Fishtail: 1,450 Janka scale) and well suited to high-traffic or commercial applications, and are available unfinished and factory-finished in a low-VOC polyurethane. Viridian flooring is solid-strip and comes in a 2½-inch width and 5/8-inch thickness, in random lengths of 2 feet to 6½ feet.

Viridian hardwood flooring products can contribute points toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Credits: MRc3: (Materials Reuse), MRc4 (Recycled Content), MRc5 (Regional Materials) and MRc7 (Certified Wood).

Viridian Wood Products manufactures flooring, architectural panels, table/countertops, paneling, decking and beams. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and was founded with the purpose of upcycling dockside discards (shipping crates, pallets, scrap lumber) into useful reclaimed interior and exterior architectural products. Viridian sells direct through its website and ships throughout North American and beyond. For more information visit http://viridianwood.com or call 1-877-909-WOOD.

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