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By Chris | February 11, 2009 - 12:16 am - Posted in Alternative Materials

LARAMIE, WY–(Marketwire – January 29, 2009) – Centennial Woods, the Laramie-based company that maintains and reclaims snowfence from the prairies and mountainsides of Wyoming to create its line of interior and exterior specialty wood products for residential and commercial use around the world, announced today that Mountain Living Magazine has completed and officially unveiled its Cordillera, Colorado Natural Dream Home. The year-long design and build journey is exclusively chronicled in the January and February issues of the magazine, along with profiles about the Rocky Mountain region’s top eco-friendly ideas, products and companies, including Centennial Woods. The home is on track to earn the LEED for Homes Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council later this year.

“When we discovered Centennial Woods reclaimed snowfence, we knew we had to incorporate it into the home,” said Margie Hamrick, president of Ecoexistence, Mountain Living’s Natural Dream Home developer. “Using Centennial Woods reclaimed snowfence we created bunk beds, desks and other eco-friendly custom furniture that is beautiful and truly one of a kind.”

“The Natural Dream Home was designed to include reclaimed lumber inside and out,” said Grant Porder, Centennial Woods vice president of customer care. “Mountain Living Magazine, Ecoexistence and Associates Three selected Centennial Woods reclaimed snowfence because of its reputation for delivering gorgeous, regionally reclaimed products with a truly green pedigree. Our collection of specialty wood products are strong and true, and provide a more robust design and aesthetic value than any other reclaimed wood product line in the world.”

Centennial Woods products have been specified and selected for Mountain Living’s Natural Dream Homes two years in a row. Despite abundantly available reclaimed barn wood inventory on the east coast, Centennial Woods reclaimed snowfence also was unanimously preferred by Southern Living magazine’s architects, builders and designers, who used Centennial Woods reclaimed exterior siding for the Southern Living Idea House in Asheville, North Carolina last summer.

About Centennial Woods

Before Centennial Woods began harvesting Wyoming snowfence, older boards were often left on the frame too long and burned or thrown in a landfill when replaced. Centennial Woods discovered its strength and beauty and vowed to rescue and reuse it.

Since 1999, Centennial Woods has been maintaining and harvesting snowfence from the mountainsides and open prairies of Wyoming for second use inside and outside residential and commercial properties. To support its reclamation mission, Centennial Woods has developed an international market for this green Wyoming export. To date, Centennial Woods has reclaimed 5 million linear feet of Wyoming snowfence, the equivalent of 85 miles; keeping more than 9,000 tons of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere and saving the state of Wyoming and other entities more than $9 million.

Centennial Woods reclaimed Wyoming snowfence is naturally dried for decades by the Wyoming wind, which produces an intensely beautiful, perfectly dried, strong and true reclaimed board. Centennial Woods is a member of the US Green Building Council ( and is proud to be one of Wyoming’s great green products. Learn more on the web at?

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