viridian in the news

 

Meet SBO’s 2013 Innovation in Sustainability Award winners

Sustainable Business Oregon November 7, 2013.

By Andy Giegerich.
In honor of our fifth year of hosting the Innovation in Sustainability Awards program, the SBO team celebrated by retooling our categories — and adding a lot of winners — to this year’s awards mix.

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Using Reclaimed Wood for Porch Decking

Green Building Advisor October 17, 2013.

By Alex Wilson.
Tropical hardwood decking that we can feel good about — and that should last many decades

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Our Deck Is Made from Pallets—But It’s Not What You Think

BuildingGreen.com: GreenSpec Insights October 15, 2013.

By Alex Wilson.
Viridian tropical hardwood decking is reclaimed from shipping materials—and it should last decades

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Panel discussion: Viridian’s new line can liven up displays

Sustainable Business Oregon, July 29, 2013. By Andy Giegerich.
The Viridian Reclaimed Wood company has unveiled a new line of premade architectural panels with “rustic and reclaimed wood faces,” according to the company’s co-owner.

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Viridian Turns Oak Truck Decks into Flooring

Custom Woodworking Business, June 26, 2013. By Bill Esler.
Red and white oak with lots of miles on it constitutes the latest offering from Viridian Reclaimed Wood. The Portland, OR lumber source introduced Truck Deck, a line of domestically sourced flooring and paneling derived from reclaimed red oak and white oak truck decking.

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Eco-Friendly Building Materials for Your Home Remodel

Earth911.com, May 23, 2013. By Mary Mazzoni.

Shipping container homes are all the rage in the green building sphere, but you don’t have to make your whole house out of reclaimed containers to get in on the action.

Portland-based Viridian Wood offers a wide variety of flooring, decking, counters and other architectural products made from reclaimed shipping crates, pallets and scrap lumber discarded at local docks.

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Upcycled Flooring Is Sourced from Truck Decking

Retrofit Magazine, May 2013

Viridian Reclaimed Wood has announced the introduction of Truck Deck, a line of domestically sourced flooring and paneling derived from reclaimed red oak and white oak truck decking.

The giant tractor-trailers used to 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….
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Viridian Transforms Truck Decking into Flooring

Woodworking Network, May 16, 2013

PORTLAND, 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…
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Flooring from Reclaimed Truck Decking

Closets Daily, May 16, 2013

Viridian Reclaimed Wood introduces Truck Deck, a line of domestically sourced flooring and paneling derived from reclaimed red oak and white oak truck decking.  Viridian upcycles the wide planks of heavy oak decking used in giant tractor-trailers into flooring and panels.
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Reclaimed European Beech

Architectural Record, January 2013

European Beech is a new line of flooring reclaimed from large-scale beech crates used to ship wind turbines and other steel cargoes from Northern Europe.
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Siberian Spruce Paneling from Viridian Reclaimed Wood

Interiors & Sources, January 2013

Viridian Reclaimed Wood introduces a line of Siberian spruce paneling milled from reclaimed Russian crating material. A mix of slow-growing spruce and pine from subarctic Russia, the paneling is reminiscent of the walls of an alpine lodge, but its refreshingly light color also lends itself to contemporary interiors.
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Hardwood Flooring Created from Engineered Wood

Retrofit Magazine, December 2012

Viridian Reclaimed Wood has introduced a line of engineered reclaimed hardwood flooring in four species. Jakarta Market Blend is made of shipping crates and pallets. European Beech is derived from crates used to ship wind turbines.
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Reclaimed Wood Flooring from Viridian

Materials & Sources, December 2012

European Beech is a new line of flooring from Viridian that has been reclaimed in Portland from large-scale beech crates used to ship steel cargoes from Northern Europe. The blonde-tan palette has occasional dark veins that give the wood a sophisticated, subtle texture that can brighten and add warmth to an interior.
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Product: Viridian Reclaimed Wood

Eco-Structure, December 2012

For its new line of engineered, reclaimed hardwood flooring, Viridian Reclaimed Wood sourced wood from old shipping crates and pallets, as well as gym bleachers to create four species categories: Jakarta market blend (tropical mix color, shown), European beech, white oak, and CVG Douglas-fir gym bleacher.
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Product: Viridian Reclaimed Wood Douglas Fir Tabletops

Architect, December 5, 2012

Decommissioned decades- and centuries-old warehouses, docks, and gymnasiums are just some of the buildings from which Viridian Reclaimed Wood recovers beams for these tabletops. The structural beams’ long lengths, tight grain patterns, and occasional nail holes make for sturdy and interesting surfaces. Offered in three varieties (mixed grain shown), the tabletops are up to 48″ wide, 12′ long, and at least 1-1/2″ thick.

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Viridian introduces line of engineered reclaimed hardwood

Floor Covering Weekly, November 27, 2012

[Portland, Ore.] 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.

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BuildingGreen Announces Top 10 Sustainable Products for 2013

Custom Home, December 2012

Moisture management and irrigation products top the list.

BuildingGreen, publisher of Environmental Building News, has announced its annual list of the most innovative green building products for residential and commercial use.

The eleventh annual Top 10 Green Building Products awards, announced at the Greenbuild conference in San Francisco, are BuildingGreen editors’ picks of products drawn from product reviews published in its online GreenSpec guide and in Environmental Building News. Read more

 

Top-10 Products for 2013 Take the Long View on Resilience and Durability

GreenSpec, November 2012

Resilience and building science are the focus for our eleventh annual BuildingGreen Top-10 product awards.

Last year’s BuildingGreen Top-10 product awards were the first to emphasize resilient design. This year, in the wake of more droughts, wildfires, and the last straw—SuperStorm Sandy—our need to focus on resilience is ever more urgent. Hand in hand with resilience is durability: sound building science helps prevent moisture problems that can compromise our buildings during normal times as well as during and after extreme weather events.

Below you’ll find the basics, but you can get a lot more details about each product on our press page—including relevant LEED credits and contact info for each company. Read more

 

Reclaimed Panels from Old Russian Crates

Jetson Green, September 19, 2012

This is a new product by Viridian Reclaimed Wood called Siberian Spruce. It’s a mixture of pine and spruce from Russian shipping crates that have been milled into paneling, according to the company’s co-founder Joe Mitchoff. Before Viridian found the wood, it was being discarded or burned, but Viridian came up with a way to re-use the pine and spruce as an input for this beautiful, new material.. Read more

Viridian Reclaimed Wood Introduces Siberian Spruce Paneling Line

WoodworkingNetwork, September 19, 2012

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

Reclaimed Panels from Old Russian Crates

Jetson Green, September 19, 2012

This is a new product by Viridian Reclaimed Wood called Siberian Spruce.  It’s a mixture of pine and spruce from Russian shipping crates that have been milled into paneling, according to the company’s co-founder Joe Mitchoff.  Before Viridian found the wood, it was being discarded or burned, but Viridian came up with a way to re-use the pine and spruce as an input for this beautiful, new material.  Read more

Reclaimed Wood Flooring, Paneling, Countertops: Viridian

ModernEnviro.com, September  2012

Utilizing reclaimed wood is a one way to substantially “green-ify” a building or renovation project. Oregon-based Viridian Wood Products offers a range of unique, high-quality flooring and other wood building materials, and it all comes from an unexpected source. Read more

Viridian Offers FSC Reclaimed Tabletops

Jetson Green, August  2012

Viridian Reclaimed Wood, a company we first mentioned in relation to their shipping pallet flooring, recently introduced a new range of FSC-certified, reclaimed, old-growth Douglas Fir tabletops.  Co-owner Joe Mitchoff said the tabletops come from an inventory of beams reclaimed from abandoned warehouses, decrepit docks, and old gymnasiums. Read more

Faux Fir: A new line of tables and counters uses reclaimed beams—some of which are 100 years old

Residential Architect, August  2012

Viridian Reclaimed Wood’s Douglas fir table- and countertops are made from beams—some of which are 100 years old—reclaimed from decommissioned buildings in Portland, Ore.

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Viridian up-cycling creates unique visuals, products

Floor Covering Weekly, August 20/27, 2012

Portland, Ore.-based Viridian is a manufacturer of environmentally friendly hardwood flooring, sourced locally from the Port of Portland. Founded in 2004 by Pierce Henley and business partner Joe Mitchoff, the company holds an agreement with the Port that gives it a constant supply of high quality, reclaimed wood. But another part of the company’s draw is its unique manufacturing techniques that help create interesting design visuals. Read more

Viridian Reclaimed Wood Flooring

ProSales, August 2012

Viridian Reclaimed Wood’s European Beech flooring is made from large-scale shipping crates. The product is durable enough for commercial applications, and its gold, tan, and peach tones with black veining give a marbled look. Read more

Viridian Reclaimed Wood’s American Classics

Builder, July 2012

American Re-Made
American Classics is a new line of flooring made from reclaimed red, white, and rustic oak. The manufacturer reclaims the lumber from industrial shipping crates in the Southeast and mills the flooring in Portland, Ore. Read more

Saving Wood from the Landfill, Without the Supply Issues

GreenSpec/Environmental Building News, July 25, 2012

Oregon-based Viridian upcycles shipping waste to make stylish flooring, tabletops, veneers, and other products
Over the years, the GreenSpec team has looked at a lot of reclaimed lumber. It’s usually taken from barns and other aging structures, checked for lead paint and chemicals, and then turned into flooring and other products.

It’s rustic and attractive, but actually ordering it is fraught with supply challenges, so when Joe Mitchoff, co-founder of Viridian Wood Products, stopped by the office to show his company’s products to Alex Wilson and me, my expectations were not particularly high. I was, however, pleasantly surprised by the product and the story behind it. Read more

Viridian Reclaimed Wood’s American Classics

Builder Magazine, July 2012

American Re-Made
American Classics is a new line of flooring made from reclaimed red, white, and rustic oak. Read more

The Ultimate Outdoor Living Room

Sunset Magazine, July 2012

Check out the amazing features of the installation created for our 2012 Celebration Weekend , featuring Viridian Reclaimed Wood. Read more

Viridian Reclaimed Wood Debuts Range of Douglas-fir Flooring

Green Lodging News, June 2012

PORTLAND, ORE.—Viridian Reclaimed Wood 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. —Read more

Viridian Debuts Two Oak Flooring Products from Shipping Pallets and Crates

Environmental Leader,  April 23, 2012

Viridian Reclaimed Wood introduced a new line of reclaimed red oak, white oak and rustic oak solid-plank hardwood flooring. Like Viridian’s other flooring lines, the oak is derived from industrial shipping crates. Read more

Viridian Reclaimed Wood Debuts Two New Oak Flooring Products

Green Lodging News, April 16, 2012

PORTLAND, ORE.—Viridian Reclaimed Wood 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, Ore. Read more

Viridian Debuts New Reclaimed Oak Floor

Jetson Green, April 11, 2012

Oregon-based Viridian Wood Products, a company we’ve mentioned in relation to reclaimed veneer panels and shipping pallet floors, just announced the debut of “American Classics.” These are a new line of reclaimed red oak, white oak, and rustic oak floors derived from industrial shipping crates. Read more

Products: Viridian Reclaimed Wood American Classics

Architect, March 2012

American Classics, a line of solid-plank, oak flooring by Viridian Reclaimed Wood, is recovered from industrial shipping pallets and crates. Read more

Sustainable Products: The Next Generation

SNAP,  February/March 2012

Reclaimed Wood. 4′x8′ architectural-grade veneered panels milled from reclaimed North American wood. Read more

Dealer’s Choice: Most Innovative Products of 2011

Green Building Product Dealer,  Winter 2011

Viridian‘s line of upscale architectural-grade veneers are milled from reclaimed wood sourced from unique industrial sources: old-growth redwood previously used in wine tanks, Oregon black walnut reclaimed from urban salvage, and old-growth Douglas fir from warehouse deconstruction. Read more

Gallery: A look inside ISITE’s sustainable space

Sustainable Business Oregon,  January 27, 2012

ISITE Design worked with Siteworks to create an office space that is homey and conducive to collaboration. Reclaimed wood from Viridian Wood Products provides accents throughout the space. Read more

Viridian Wood

VMSD,  (Look Book) January 2012

The Jakarta Market Blend is a varied mix of dense hardwoods, which comes in four finish options… Read more

Viridian Wood Products

Northwest Renovation, January 2012

Two friends who wanted to save some really great wood from winding up in the landfill started Viridian Wood Products. It was that simple. Read more

Product Focus: Hard Surfacing

Architectural Record, January 2012

Portland, Oregon-based Viridian Wood Products has introduced two new 100 percent reclaimed and FSC-certified, commercial-grade, exotic hardwood flooring products. Read more

Vanillawood Hearts Reclaimed Wood

JetsonGreen.com, January 6, 2012

When Vanillawood founders Kricken and James Yaker outgrew their home office and started shopping for a design studio in Portland’s hot Pearl District, opening a retail store was the farthest thing from their mind. Yet they happened upon a 1000 square-foot warehouse with beautiful natural light and too-good-to-pass-up lease terms, so the design/build team seized the opportunity to showcase their organic contemporary style. —Read more

Viridian Wood Products launches reclaimed veneer panels

Sustainable Business Oregon, December 5, 2011

Viridian Wood Products is reaching into new markets with the recent launch of what’s thought to be the world’s first reclaimed wood veneer. Joe Mitchoff and Pierce Henley, co-founders of Portland-based Viridian, spent two years testing and developing a way to affix thinly sliced pieces of reclaimed, refinished wood to a lightweight medium-density fiberboard. —Read more

Viridian Intros Reclaimed Wood Veneers

JetsonGreen.com, November, 17 2011

Oregon-based Viridian Wood Products, maker of shipping pallet flooring, recently introduced a line of new architectural-grade veneer panels made with reclaimed North American wood. The 4′x8′ panels include old-growth redwood previously used in wine tanks, Oregon black walnut reclaimed from urban salvage, and old-growth Douglas fir from warehouse deconstruction. —Read more

Reclaimed Veneer Panels

Closets Daily, November, 17 2011

Viridian Wood Products’ line of 4’x8’ architectural-grade veneered panels are milled from reclaimed North American wood. —Read more

Fireplace transformations:

4 ways to turn your fireplace into a showstopper

Sunset Magazine, November 2011

San Francisco architect Seth Boor reused wood from this home’s old roof structure and “tiled” it onto plywood backing for the look of solid core. This option is only for contained fireplaces (with a steel insert or doors).

Get the look: Seth says to shoot for wood-slat dimensions of ½ inch thick or so by 1½ to 3 inches wide. If you don’t have reclaimed wood nearby, Viridian Wood Products will ship it (viridianwood.com). —Read more

Gorgeous Floors Made of Shipping Crates

Earth911.com, October 21, 2011

With the popularity of hardwood floors on the rise, Viridian Wood wants to offer consumers products that are more environmentally responsible than traditional hardwood flooring made of virgin lumber. The Portland-based company makes flooring, decking, counters and other architectural products using wood reclaimed from shipping crates, pallets and scrap lumber, discarded at local docks. —Read more

New FSC Floor Made with Old Pallets

JetsonGreen.com, October 17, 2011

A couple days after writing about Arctic Plank floors made with reclaimed shipping pallets, Oregon-based Viridian Wood Products announced two new flooring products made from shipping pallets and crates. The two lines are FSC-certified, 100% reclaimed, and available with or without a low-VOC polyurethane finish. —Read more

Shipping Crates Recycled into Commercial Hardwood Flooring

Environmental Leader, October 14, 2011

Viridian Wood has debuted two FSC-certified exotic hardwood flooring products that are 100 percent reclaimed from shipping pallets and crates.

The commercial-grade products are called Jakarta Market Blend and Fishtail Oak. —Read more

Wooden Bedroom Retreat

House Crashers/DIY Network, Episode DHCR-505H

Stefanie Gray bought a fixer-upper in Portland, Ore., four months ago in hopes of taking on a lot of projects, including her master bedroom. The Crashers crew replaces dirty carpet with reclaimed flooring made from shipping crates. —Read more

Home Designer Q & A

(with Kricken Yaker/Vanillawood)

Portland Monthly, April 2011

Something local you love?
“Rustic Jakarta” wood flooring by Viridian, made out of exotic woods from reclaimed shipping dunnage. It’s stunning and smells good.—Read more

Reclaiming lustrous woods of the world

OregonLive.com, Monday, March 21, 2011

We are also using some rare tropical hardwoods from Indonesia and old-growth redwood from California.  Now how will we explain that to conservationist friends — not to mention our employer, the Rainforest Alliance?  Easy. The wood comes from Viridian Wood Products in Portland.  Viridian entrepreneurs Joe Mitchoff and Pierce Henley salvage used wood from the Portland docks and other industrial sites, spiriting it away, like a pet from a pound, to their shop. —Read more

Carving a Green Niche

Breakbulk Online, Fri, 10/24/2008

It all started with a pile of discarded wood found in a backyard. About four years ago, Pierce Henley and his wife purchased a house in the Portland, Ore., area. In the clearing behind the house was a pile of firewood. As Henley tells it, the stack was heavy, high-quality wood and he wondered where it had originated.—Read more