Anyone who has driven west into the mountains has seen the effects that the Mountain Pine Beetle has had on our forests. It is difficult to imagine that such a tiny creature can cause such massive destruction. Dealing with this destruction has proven to be quite a challenge for governments, private businesses and artisans.
Vintage Woods, a manufacturer of unique wood products, has created a process to transform the telltale “blue streaks” of beetle kill pine into a building material with beauty and character that rivals reclaimed barn-wood or Wyoming snow fence. The greatest benefits are reuse on a scale that can make a difference and the economy of using new, straight, uniform lumber. The siding is available in barn-red, brown, grey and dark grey. These options create great design versatility and the raw beetle-kill material has the potential to be custom milled for any number of creative uses. The finishes may also be applied to other species of woods including Douglas Fir beams creating the opportunity for use in both interior and exterior truss work.
Although not located in Denver, Vintage Woods is available locally through 12 Dime Design and has been used in a number of beautiful and creative projects in the Front Range, Colorado and Western United States.