Wyoming Snow Fences Live Second Life

January 17, 2011

Centennial Woods

Centennial Woods reclaimed wood

Centennial Woods turns old Wyoming snow fences into beautiful reclaimed wood for siding, soffits, paneling, flooring, ceilings, wainscoting, and trim. The raw products are naturally rustic and weathered but also can be purchased partially or completely milled and finished.

Centennial Woods maintains and dismantles snow fences throughout Wyoming, providing a never-ending supply of weathered wood. The fences are dismantled by hand, and new fences or wood installed in their place. This saves the wood from its previous resting place, usually the landfill. Wood types include a mixture of douglas fir, ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, and spruce, which is naturally dried for decades by Wyoming’s arid wind, producing intensely beautiful, perfectly dried, strong and true reclaimed boards.

Centennial WoodsA snowfence is comprised of three vertical “bucks,” or frames, built from 2”x6” boards as well as nine to fifteen 1”x6”x16’ boards comprising the face of the fence. This structure is called a “panel.” A typical snowfence “row” is comprised of about 75 panels, and rows can range from 5 to 500 panels.

It is worthy to note that this product is a naturally weathered wood, and colors and finishes will not be uniform. If the product is installed outside or left unfinished, it will continue to weather and wear. If a static finish is desired, sealing or staining is recommended.Centennial Woods flooring

Photos courtesy of Centennial Woods.



Dawn Killough

has over 15 years experience in the construction industry and is the author of Green Building Design 101, an e-book available from Amazon. She is a LEED AP and Certified Green Building Advisor, and has worked on the LEED Certification of three projects in Salem, Oregon.