Viridian Reclaimed Wood Makes Flooring from Old Shipping Containers


You’d be amazed at the amount of usable and valuable material that ends up in our landfills. Fortunately, more entrepreneurs are realizing this and creating entire companies around the idea of reclaiming and reusing waste products. Viridian Reclaimed Wood is one of these companies. Founded in 2004, the company’s business model is up-cycling dockside discards into cool products. Its most recent introduction is the American Classics line of reclaimed red oak, white oak, and rustic oak solid-plank hardwood flooring. The great story here is that the company sourced the wood from old industrial shipping crates in the Southeast and milled the boards in Portland. Reclaimed wood is perhaps the highest quality wood there is and the old boards offer a vintage look with saw marks, nail holes, and gray patina that calls to mind aged barns dotting the American landscape, the company says. Planks measure ¾ inches thick and 4½ inches wide.

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