Portland Basketball History for Sale

Portland Design Studio’s dog in residence, Luca, shows off a Portland Fire basketball slab.

 

If you’re a big NBA or WNBA fan, and especially if you cheer for the Portland Trail Blazers or Portland Fire, we have a reclaimed product just for you—pieces of the actual gym court floor.

It’s almost as if you can hear the squeak of sneakers and the cheer of the crowd with these 4’x8′ slabs; maple strip flooring still with it’s original plywood backer. Turns out they build the floor this way so pieces can be easily swapped out as needed for a team change or repair.

Nearly all have some court markers, and we still have a bunch of really graphic pieces from the Portland Fire set. No, we can’t sell you a full logo, but whether you’re collecting as a fan or just interested in the graphic nature of these pieces, we certainly can work to find a piece that fits your look. (See the full collection, and map of available pieces, here.)

So what do you do with them? Some we’ve sold have made their way into a basketball performance center. Others have been made into furniture like the table you see above. We hear some folks have just leaned them up against the wall as pieces of art.

Whatever your take or purpose, you can get a real-time inventory by calling our Portland Design Studio (503) 719-4800 or sending us an email. Pieces range from $250-$1250, and we can ship to wherever you are.

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Up the Wall! Going Vertical With Gym Flooring

The roar of the crowds, the squeak of sneakers, and the bounce of the ball—gym flooring is iconic, carrying stories singular to the floor and to anyone who grew up cheering for the home team. It’s often this history and familiar recognition that makes Original Gym Flooring appealing to project designers, retailers, builders, and homeowners alike. Of course, the ‘confetti’ effect of mixed up planks that occurs with reclaimed gym flooring also carries its own appeal.

Recently spotted running up the walls in a few locations, we connected with Rachel on a sports store project and Sarah on a growing eatery:

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8 Great Reclaimed & Sustainable Wood Options for Under $8 per sq ft

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A short time ago we asked for your feedback on our products–many thanks to all who responded! We want you to know we’ve heard you and we’re incorporating your feedback into our pricing, product collections, and R&D. A few highlights: all of you continue to feature wood in projects – from reclaimed, salvaged, vintage woods to sustainably harvested fresh wood products. Yes, us too. Then you told us that our new finishes and patterns continue to strike a cord. Cool, because we’ve spent the entire year coming up with new colors, patterns, and textures. Some of you said price can be a big player in whether or not you can design with wood while others said you thought all reclaimed wood was expensive. Perfect timing, we’d like to bring your attention to 8 of our species/grades that are under $8 per sq ft:

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