Intensely Textured Reclaimed Wood to be Unveiled at ICFF in NYC by Pioneer Millworks

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Pioneer Millworks will introduce the latest weathered and textured reclaimed wood products with original hard-earned patinas at the ICFF trade show in NYC May 16 - 19.

Pioneer Millworks Mushroom Boards Patina is just one of hundreds of species, grade, and finish combinations of their reclaimed wood products.

Pioneer Millworks Mushroom Boards with original eroded surfaces are just one of hundreds of species, grade, and finish combinations of the company's reclaimed wood products.

We've seen an explosion of texture and color in the design world and we're excited to share new reclaimed wood with original weathered surfaces and natural patinas

Pioneer Millworks, the largest reclaimed wood company in the world, will share the latest in their reclaimed wood products at the 27th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC this May. Their newest offerings, Vat 35, Mushroom Boards, and Prairie Boards, will bring much anticipated texture and color to North America's platform for global design.

“We've seen an explosion of texture and color in the design world and we're excited to share new reclaimed wood that offers original weathered surfaces and natural patinas – wood that otherwise may have ended in landfills, burned, or simply rotted away,” explains Jered Slusser, reclaimed wood expert at Pioneer Millworks. “Designers and homeowners alike pack our exhibit at each show, anxious to feel the various surfaces of the wood in our display.”

With hundreds of species, grades, and finish combinations, Pioneer Millworks continually searches for exceptional surfaces and hues of reclaimed wood to add to their offerings. Their exhibit showcases a variety of their well-known and new products and finishes. At ICFF the newest products and grades that will be on display include:

  • Vat 35 Patina, Vat 35 Patina Interior, Vat 35 Center Cut, and Vat 35 As Found. Each grade of the Douglas fir planks have distinct character from their previous life as part of a small reserve of vats used in the fruit industry.
  • Mushroom Boards Patina has an eroded, washboard-like face achieved from years of enzymatic reaction between the soil, fungi, and wood in the moisture-laden environment used to grow mushrooms while the Mushroom Boards Circle Sawn face is textured with original saw marks.
  • Prairie Boards were salvaged from the great plains of the United States where winter can be harsh creating a silvered surface on the mixed softwood boards. The oxidized surface layer provides a good deal of protection to the wood underneath, which means it can be put right back into the service. The boards were snow fences used to help stop the never-ending winter winds and heavy snow, and provide enclosed spaces for horses and cows.

ICFF will take place at the Jacob Javits Convent Center in NYC with the Expo running from 10am-5pm on May 16-19. Pioneer Millworks will be located at booth #2520. “We’re looking forward to sharing our reclaimed wood knowledge at ICFF, and in addition we’re offering partners and friends complimentary tickets to give them the opportunity to experience and enjoy the show,” continues Slusser. If you’d like a complimentary ticket from Pioneer Millworks to attend ICFF, contact them here.

North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features.

Pioneer Millworks is the leader in the reclaimed wood industry. To date, they’ve rescued nearly 24 million board feet of old wood from rot and landfills, giving it new life as flooring, millwork, cabinetry, and more. All manufactured in a way that’s healthy for customers, employees, and the environment. Pioneer Millworks is FSC certified and Green America approved. All of their products are LEED point eligible.

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