Frequently Asked Questions
How much does reclaimed wood cost?
Pricing is based on economies of scale; the more you order the price becomes less expensiver per linear foot/board foot. There are also charges if you would like your wood denailed, milled, or finished. Please contact us at (307) 742-3672
to help you price your project.
What in the world is a “Snow Fence”?
It is a long, tall, wooden fence that keeps snow and ice from blowing onto the highway. These fences make it safe to travel through the brutal winters in Wyoming. Watch our video
to see exactly what we're talking about.
What sizes are available?
The snow fence planks are made up of nominal 1”x6” and 2”x6” weathered boards. We reclaim the 1”x6” weekly, but we have limited access to 2”x6” boards. We work on fences that are both 12’ and 16’ long. Inevitably, it is necessary to cull out some of the unusable wood and we end up with cut stock that is less than the original length. The lengths we sort for cut stock for are 3’, 4’, 6’, 8’ and 10’ boards, which are sold when available.
What is the lead time for reclaimed wood?
Our lead times are constantly adjusting due to the inherent unpredictability of reclaiming wood in Wyoming due to the weather and mandates from the Bureau of Land Management. Contact us today to obtain current lead times.
How old is your reclaimed wood?
The average age of the wood we reclaim is about 15 years.
How straight is the wood?
Centennial Woods™ prides itself on having some of the very best reclaimed wood on the market. Our production team has an extremely selective culling process because we want to give you the best product possible.
What kind of milling options do you offer?
For those that like the look of reclaimed wood, but want the product to install like new lumber, we offer the following in-house milling options
: tongue and groove, shiplap, bevel lap, resawn, straight edging, planing to consistent thickness, and skip planing.
Has the reclaimed wood been treated?
No. Our wood is 100% natural and has not been treated in any way. Contrary to barn wood or other reclaimed wood, our wood has not been exposed to lead paint or VOCs (volatile organic compounds) at any time during its life.
Can I get LEED points by using your wood?
Absolutely! Centennial Woods™ is FSC® 100% Recycled and eligible for LEED points.
Is there any kind of maintenance with reclaimed wood?
Our snow fence wood is a maintenance-free product. We do offer Centennial Seal™ - a sealant to preserve the life of the product. If your product has been milled in any way we suggest the use of Centennial Seal™.
Can I specify a color range for my wood?
Our wood is primarily grey with other brown, yellow, and orange tones mixed in. Unfortunately, with reclaimed wood, we don’t have any control over the color of wood we reclaim from week to week. That said, if requests are within reason we will do our best to satisfy your desired aesthetic; please keep in mind that this will extend the lead time of your delivery.
Will the color of reclaimed wood change or vary over time?
The patina of your wood may continue to change slightly down the decades.
What species of wood do you use on your snow fences?
Our wood is a mix of pine and fir.
What is "skip planing"?
It is a method of removing some of the very top portion of the wood. Some of the natural patina is removed revealing lighter tones beneath the top layer.The wood in the picture below has been skip planed.