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The following are our most popular blog posts to date:
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW WHERE YOUR RECLAIMED WOOD COMES FROM
SERENITY NOW WITH WOOD
15 GREY WOOD DESIGN IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME
VERSATILE SNOW FENCE WOOD RE-PURPOSED.

Centennial Woods voted best in customer service for 2017 by Houzz.
17
Jan '17

HOUZZ BEST IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Centennial Woods,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of [...]

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Visit Wyoming for your next vacation.
12
Aug '16

WYOMING SUMMER VACATION SPOTS

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 summer vacation spots here in Wyoming [...]

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Centennial Woods milling options for reclaimed wood include shiplap, tongue and groove, bevel lap, and more.
28
July

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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Serenity now with wood.
16
June

KNOW THE SOURCE OF YOUR 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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Serenity now with wood.
9
June

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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Illegally sourced lumber is a continuing problem.
2
June

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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Using thin edges of sawn reclaimed wood planks for art projects and wall accents.
26
May

RECYCLING & UPCYCLING: TRENDS IN DESIGN

Whether you are designing a new home or renovating an old one, you have to get your materials from somewhere. These days, it is more and more common for designers to use recycled products instead of virgin [...]

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Millennials and green living.
18
May

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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Reclaimed wood spiral staircase.
5
May

CELEBRITY HOMES USE SUSTAINABLE WOOD

The Beverly Hills home of actress and fashion entrepreneur Lauren Conrad is up for sale, and just look at the photos of her gorgeous penthouse featured in the Los Angeles Times [...]

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Close up of a Wyoming snow fence.
14
April

THE RECLAIMED WOOD AND SAFE TRAVEL

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 reclaimed wood [...]

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Reclaimed wood construction.
8
April

EMBRACE GREEN LIVING WHEN BUILDING

More and more people are considering green living. Truly embracing the concept doesn’t just mean that you own a composting toilet, or buy a tiny house to reduce your [...]

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Salvaged wood fireplace surround.
31
March

USE RECYCLED WOOD IN YOUR DIY PROJECT

Recently, recycled wood is being used in everything from custom home building to simple DIY projects. If you are building a custom home, recycled wood can be used for [...]

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USGBC logo.
24
March

LEED® CERTIFICATION AND RECLAIMED WOOD

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important to the commercial sector. The Governance & Accountability Institute cited a mere 19 percent of S&P 500 corporations [...]

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Centennial Woods reclaimed wood coffee table.
17
March

RECLAIMED WOOD FURNITURE

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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Reclaimed wood in modern design, 15 reclaimed wood ideas for your home.
11
March

15 GREY WOOD DESIGN IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME

Grey is the hottest color in the design and architectural fields right now – and with good reason. Grey is the new neutral, bringing just enough interest, but still pairing beautifully with other colors and [...]

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Photo of Frank Lloyd Wright.
3
March

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.
22
Feb

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.
15
Feb

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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Pinterest reclaimed wood photos.
12
Feb

3 PINTEREST RECLAIMED WOOD PROJECTS

Reclaimed Wood & Reclaimed wood working is great for a few reasons. First, you are doing the environment a favor, by upcycling something that might otherwise end up in a land fill [...]

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NAHB logo
5
Feb

THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS’ SHOW

“Discover the Building Universe” was the theme of the National Association of Home Builders-2016 International Builders’ Show. Held January 19-21 in Las Vegas Nevada, this is the most important [...]

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Recycle graphic image.
27
Jan

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: SUSTAINABLE WOOD

More than ever, American’s are thinking “green.” With the recent resolutions at this year’s Climate Change Summit in Paris, it’s clear that this is a global initiative and not just a sitting trend. But how can [...]

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Reclaimed wood floors.
25
Jan

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 history. Each piece [...]

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Reclaimed wood infographic.
19
Jan

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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LEED v4 graphic image.
13
Jan

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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Winter storm approaching a Wyoming snow fence.
11
Jan

SAVE A TREE – USE RECLAIMED WOOD

The wind blows hard through the Wyoming plains. From the tundra of the Canadian arctic it is a straight shot to the cowboy state. In the winter, blizzards blow through, obliterating visibility and [...]

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Snow fence in a wind turbine farm in Wyoming.
8
Jan

GROW YOUR BUSINESS SUSTAINABLY

The secret is out – sustainability and eco-friendly habits can help grow your business in many different ways, from cost savings to attracting new customers. The basic idea is to reduce the [...]

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Pile of salvaged wood.
5
Jan

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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NWF logo.
23
Dec

THE NWF CONSIDERS SUSTAINABLE WOOD

All educated people know how essential forests are to ecosystems, people, the environment, and to the health and well-being of the planet. Many consumers are looking for wood products [...]

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Reclaimed wood is popular with tiny home builders.
15
Dec

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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Old, distressed barnwood siding.
14
Dec

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.
5
Nov

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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Shiplap milled reclaimed wood.
3
Nov

SHIPLAP: WHAT IS IT AND WHY SHOULD I WANT IT?

Working with reclaimed wood is not just good for the planet, it also provides consumers with the opportunity to rediscover and reuse forgotten materials in a variety [...]

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Greenbuild 2015 Expo logo.
21
Oct

GREENBUILD INTERNATIONAL

The first-ever Greenbuild International Conference and Expo just took place in Verona, Italy. Building professionals from around the world, including Wyoming’s own Centennial Woods [...]

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Centennial Woods weave pattern for reclaimed wood tables.
9
Oct

RECLAIMED WOOD: MAKING NEW HISTORY

Reclaimed woodworking is a unique process that breathes new life into a piece of history. Each piece of reclaimed wood tells a story about the life it has lived and has its own distinguishing [...]

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Salvaged wood used in new home construction for added character.
15
Feb

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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Quality reclaimed wood
25
Sept

4 TIPS FOR CHOOSING RECLAIMED WOOD

When you choose reclaimed wood for a project, you’ll receive a number of advantages. It’s eco-friendly and it offers a unique aesthetic to your project. Part of using reclaimed wood [...]

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Finish options for recycled wood.
18
Sept

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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Wyoming Autumn scene.
11
Sept

CHANGING WITH THE FALL WEATHER

The temperatures are cooling, leaves are turning to vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow, and you can just smell the campfire smoke, dusty hay bales, and pumpkin spice hanging in the air. Like a ...]

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Modern reclaimed wood siding.
4
Sept

RECLAIMED WOOD FOR EXTERIORS

Wood has and always will be a resource for building. Finding ways to repurpose this resource is important to its sustainability, hence, reclaimed wood’s importance in modern design. Reclaimed wood is a [...]

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Sustainable wood designs.
26
Aug

RECLAIMED WOOD: A GREEN MATERIAL

Contemporary home design is vast in its styles. Some of the most common elements incorporate clean lines, open floor plans, asymmetry, and the use of natural materials. This differs drastically from [...]

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Green building graphic image.
21
Aug

GREEN BUILDING TRENDS AND PRACTICES

Green building trends and practices are not just buzzwords — as more and more homeowners become conscious about their carbon footprint (and as more homeowners become aware [...]

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Exterior reclaimed wood wall.
13
Aug

TELL A STORY WITH RECYCLED WOOD

For the creative soul, modern dwellings can feel dull and lifeless. It seems like everywhere you look, you’re faced with the same lackluster building materials as every other home in your neighborhood. Well, if you’re a [...]

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Outdoor living space with reclaimed wood.
31
Jul

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 enjoy the companionship of [...]

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Reclaimed wood used in high end project.
23
Jul

RECLAIMED WOOD FOR HIGH END PROJECTS

Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling an existing home, you’ve probably heard of the idea of using reclaimed wood for flooring, cabinetry, feature walls, furniture etc… You may have rejected the [...]

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Greenbuild graphic image.
16
Jul

GREENBUILD’S EDITOR’S CHOICE FOR 2015

Centennial Woods™ is honored to be named Greenbuild’s Editor’s Choice in the 2015US Builders Review. The International Greenbuild Conference and Expo is the largest conference in the world dedicated to [...]

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FSC logo.
13
Jul

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 corrals, among other [...]

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Big business using reclaimed wood.
2
Jul

RECLAIMED WOOD FOR BIG BRANDS

Reclaimed wood has advanced from concept to use in almost every field that wood could be used in. Major branded companies have decided to include reclaimed wood in their [...]

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Recycle image.
30
Jun

RECLAIMED WOOD: THE GREENER WAY TO BUILD

There’s nothing like authentic wood for creating a warm and inviting feel in your home or business. If you’re considering adding a wood feature to your space, however [...]

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