Why we’re sustainable

Posted: August 12, 2019

Updated 1/18/2023

Our sustainable wood flooring and T&G wall paneling are handcrafted from recycled, reclaimed, salvaged, and SFI-certified wood. They are made in the USA and we offer factory-direct sales and shipping across the U.S.

SFI-certified wood means that it meets the environmental, social, and economic sustainability standards of the Sustainable Forest Initiative. Currently, the logs for our Douglas Fir flooring and wall paneling are being harvested from the Rice Ridge mega-fire in the Lolo National Forest near Seeley Lake Montana. This mega fire burned over 160,000 acres in 2017.

As featured in National Geographic, our Beetle Killed Blue Pine wall paneling and flooring is produced from 100% salvaged Ponderosa Pine trees killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Currently, all our logs are being harvested from the Big Hole Valley in Montana.

Our exclusive line of reclaimed Oak fence wall planks was produced from reclaimed SFI-certified wood that was used as horse farm fencing. This fencing housed and protected some of the most famous racehorses in history. Thousands of miles of Oak fencing surround beautiful thoroughbred horse farms in rural Kentucky, the horse capital of the world. Known for their durability and resilience, these world-renowned recycled wooden fences traveled to pristine Montana to be repurposed and receive a second life as our exclusive line of reclaimed Oak-fence wall planks (sold out).

reclaimed oak from distilleryFor our White Oak wall planks, we used SFI-certified wood from whiskey barrels. Authentic bourbon whiskey is aged to perfection over several years in 53-gallon White Oak barrels. These barrels weigh over 350 pounds each. Thousands of these barrels are commonly stored in massive wooden warehouses built in the late 1800s. Straight from the Heart of Bourbon Country, these reclaimed bourbon warehouses and barns now receive a new life as our distillery hardwood wall planks.

Our promise to you is to never compromise quality, business ethics, reputation, or service. At Sustainable Lumber, we combine sustainable SFI-certified wood, artisan quality, mill direct sales, and Montana integrity. We’re not in business to get rich, we’re in business to make an honest living and be good stewards of our natural resources.

Thank you for trusting us on your next project. You won’t be disappointed with our SFI-certified flooring and reclaimed wood wall paneling.

Our knowledgeable and educated staff is here to answer any additional questions you may have. Please call us today for a free quote: Ph# 406.642.7120 or click here to submit an inquiry online. We look forward to working with you on your next project!

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