DIY Approved

Thinking wood cladding and paneling? Us too! Walls, doors, cabinets—whatever your desire. Which is why we’d like to introduce you to our Thin Plank. It can be installed over a variety of vertical surfaces bringing texture, color, and character to any space.

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DIY: glue it up, nail it on, apply some velcro—the lightweight, 3/8″ thickness reclaimed wood planks are made for enhancing and refreshing upright surfaces. While thinner, they still maintain a variety of authentic texture and patinas.

thin plank pioneer millworks edge

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Smoother and Thinner: Say hello to Sustainably Harvested

We’re wood-fanatics to our cores and while reclaimed wood will always have our hearts, we understand that sometimes you’re in the market for something a bit vernal, a little thinner, and with a smoother complexion. Let us introduce you to our Sustainably Harvested wood flooring and paneling collection:

Sustainably Harvested Walnut.

Sustainably Harvested Walnut.

We’re offering this line in several species, each a high grade with a more uniform appearance than its reclaimed counterpart.

Sustainably Harvested Ash with a Pure Oil/Wax finish.

Sustainably Harvested Ash with a Pure Oil/Wax finish.

 

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Everything You Wanted to Know (but didn’t dare ask) about Shou Sugi Ban

flaming wood

Intentionally charring wood? Though it may seem a bit unorthodox, the benefits and history of this technique show it to be a very useful surface treatment. We’ve taken the time-honored practice and modified it, wire brushing away layers, adding color tones, experimenting with species.

shou sugi ban pioneer millworks

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Sparkling Sawdust—HiLo Hotel in Portland

InviteBlog post by Deborah Roe

Thursday night (7/13) was the opening for HiLo in downtown Portland, Oregon. A few of us from Pioneer Millworks attended the event where we ate, were painted gold, and silently discoed the night away. The 120-room boutique style hotel resides in the Oregon Pioneer Building (a National Register of Historic Places). We have a few ties—turns out back in 2008-10 our own Elise Payne worked in the building.

Drinks

The party started as soon as we walked in the door. There were specialty drinks and intricate food of various varieties scattered throughout the hotel.

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