The below interview was in response to Revient Reclaimed Wood materials being featured in a home in the 2017 Summit County Parade of Homes by Mountain Living Magazine.
Revient Reclaimed Wood supplies authentic antique and reclaimed wood products, including flooring, wall paneling, barn wood, antique timbers and live-edge slabs. With an on-site inventory of more than 1 million board feet, and full milling and kiln-drying capabilities, Revient is equipped to provide wood for commercial and high-end residential projects nationwide.
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Revient means “to go back to.” To us, this means not only refurbishing decades-old wood, but also doing business the old-fashioned way, with integrity. We have the resources, experience and professionalism of a large firm, and the dedication and customer service of a small family business.
WHERE DO YOU SOURCE YOUR RECLAIMED WOOD?
We specialize in Eastern hardwoods and heart pines, which are some of the oldest, most dense, and highest-quality American reclaimed woods. We salvage material from agrarian barns and historical industrial buildings, from an old Jim Beam distillery to the Edison, the building in which Thomas Edison manufactured phonographs. This variety of sources allows us to cater to a multitude of styles, from modern to rustic.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE SALVAGED MATERIAL FOR ITS SECOND LIFE?
After a building is safely dismantled, each board goes through a 15-point quality-control process. The material is de-nailed, treated for insects, stacked for air-drying, and surface cleaned. We also add value to the material through special milling processes, wire-brushing, and sorting by patina and species to achieve each client’s desired look.
WHAT MAKES RECLAIMED WOOD DESIRABLE?
Reclaimed wood offers a rich history and an inimitable patina. It is beautiful, high-quality wood from trees that grew in a mature forest, and therefore much denser and stronger than new wood. It is also sustainable: We are taking down buildings that would otherwise rot, be burned or end up in a landfill, we are conserving timber resources, and we are stimulating the economy through job creation.
WHERE CAN WE SEE YOUR PRODUCTS IN THIS YEAR’S (2017) SUMMIT COUNTY PARADE OF HOMES?
Revient’s Traditional Antique Mixed-Grade Heart Pine adds a warm and appealing look to the ceilings of the living, dining and kitchen areas of 112 S. Harris Street in Breckenridge.
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