Everybody loves a good story and wants to help the environment. This trend is reflected in the growing interest in nostalgic and beautiful reclaimed wooden products like reclaimed hardwood flooring. Entrepreneurs have a lot of opportunities. There are many successful reclaimed wood companies that you can look at if you’re looking to start your own business. Let’s take a look at some of the most successful reclaimed lumber businesses:
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Viridian Reclaimed Wood
Viridian, a Portland-based reclaimed lumber business, is located in Oregon. It was founded in 2004 with the noble intent of conserving natural resources (trees). The company up-cycles dockside scrap lumber such as shipping pallets, boxes, and crates to make valuable reclaimed lumber products. Viridian now collects lumber from old schools, barns, or local shipyards. Viridian woodworkers transform this reclaimed material with their skillful craftsmanship into internationally acclaimed products. Viridian places equal importance on the collection of old lumber. They make the most of the woods they have by using their excellent craftsmanship to attract people to purchase and use the reclaimed lumber products. Viridian is a proud manufacturer of architectural panels, flooring and table/countertops as well as decking and beams. Its products are sold across North America via its website.
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Duluth Timber Company
Duluth Timber Company, a Duluth-based reclaimed lumber business, is located in Duluth (Minnesota) and Edison (Washington). It is the US’s first certified “FSC-Recycled” reclaimed lumber business. It has been providing premium quality reclaimed lumber to architects and homeowners across North America for over 30 years. It is able to collect old lumber from abandoned barns, factories, warehouses, tanks stocks, and trestles across the country. Duluth Timber Company offers a variety of products, including custom furniture, artisan applications and paneling, custom-cut Douglas fir timbers and wide plank wood flooring.
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Longleaf Lumber also has a milling plant in Berwick, ME and a showroom in Cambridge, MA. Longleaf offers its reclaimed lumber products to customers all over the country via its website. It also collects oakwood, Spruce and Maple from historic buildings and barns. It takes great pride in producing premium quality tongue and groove flooring. Longleaf also makes moldings, stair treads and cabinets. It also sells beams, boards. Longleaf Lumber’s main customers are homeowners, cabinetmakers, architects and interior designers.
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Montana Reclaimed Lumber (MRL)
MRL has been providing its clients with high-quality historic trim and paneling as well as antique boards and reclaimed beams for over a decade. MRL is located in Montana’s southern Gallatin Valley. It has one of the best collections of reclaimed wood in the area. It owns its own milling and storage facilities for storing and processing reclaimed woods. The milling facility has a 12,000-foot dehumidification furnace. MRL offers its customers quality reclaimed lumber products as well as customer service.