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Modernizing the Reclaimed Wood Industry

CdA Wood achieves superior pricing, safety and sources versus reclaimed wood, while maintaining its beauty, character and authentic feel.  Although companies have attempted to duplicate the “reclaimed” look by using paints and stains, these methods increase the cost of production and the products require yearly maintenance.

Reclaimed wood has been the “it” product for a number of years, but many designers and contractors are coming to realize its drawbacks far outweigh its benefits. In response to this problem, Xcelerated quite literally offers all of the best characteristics of reclaimed wood without any of its major obstacles. Using a patented process to accelerate the aging of wood, CdA Wood’s technology transforms raw lumber into unique pieces that don’t require the lengthy process of sourcing, securing, excavating, cleaning, organizing, classifying and cataloging.

Some of the affinity for reclaimed wood comes from its scarcity, but once that romanticized notion fades away, the dollars and cents just don’t add up. Numerous factors make the economics to produce reclaimed wood difficult to determine, leading to substantial budget overages.  What’s more, in most cases, the insignificant recovery of exploitable reclaimed wood from the raw material does not justify the cost of such a disappointing result.

About Xcelerated

  • The Look of Reclaimed with the Strength of New Wood
  • Authentic Character and Beauty of Reclaimed Wood
  • Highly Desired Aged and Weathered Look at an Affordable Price
  • Environmentally Friendly, No Paints or Stains
  • Perfect for Outdoor Siding & Trim
  • Safe for All Interior Applications (Accent Walls, Ceilings etc.)
  • Truly an Unmatched Value
  • Nature’s Natural Colors
  • VOC Free Process
  • Little To No Maintenance
  • Resistant to Rot, Decay & Insect Attacks

Also, serious safety concerns exist regarding chemical toxins and larva infestations.  Many excavators of reclaimed wood have no way of verifying what the wood might have been treated with over its lifetime. As a result, the real potential exists for harmful health effects from off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) associated with lead paint or numerous other stains and treatments that may have been used on the wood.

Beyond the financial uncertainty and safety concerns, reclaimed wood can be difficult to incorporate into new and existing construction. Uniformity in size and color might be impossible to source in sufficient quantities, and many pieces have metal incursions that need to be removed, resulting in further costs.

Xcelerated avoids all of these problems. It provides a safe, economical and practical solution to meet the demands of buyers looking to incorporate the traditional character and beauty of natural wood into their everyday spaces. Other companies have attempted to duplicate the ‘reclaimed’ look by using paints and stains, but these methods increase the costs of production, require yearly maintenance and merely mimic a façade without providing its authenticity.

Xcelerated vs. Reclaimed vs. Paint/Stains

What’s the difference?

Xcelerated’s line of products achieve their character and appearance through a patented process
that surpasses reclaimed wood in every quality metric used in the industry today.

Solution

Contractors and designers now realize the drawbacks of reclaimed wood far outweigh its benefits. Here are just a few reasons why:

 

Reclaimed wood is full of uncertainty, and with uncertainty comes costs.

There is uncertainty in harvesting a sufficient amount of exploitable lumber, especially in a desired size and appearance. There is uncertainty in the rate of defective product. And there is uncertainty in accurate budgeting. Taken together, these contribute to missed deadlines, cost overages and poor craftsmanship.

Reclaimed wood cannot be guaranteed to be 100% safe.

In addition to larva infestations, contractors and designers face the risk of being held liable for using materials that can result in harmful health effects. Specifically, there is no way to verify the types of toxic chemical agents the wood could have been exposed to. Consequently, the genuine potential exists for off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a risk not worth taking.

A piece of reclaimed wood embedded with an undetectable metal fragment can ruin construction equipment and possibly lead to injuries.

Bullets, nails and other foreign objects are replete in reclaimed wood, adding to the difficulty of successfully implementing it into both new and old construction.

30% to 70% of reclaimed wood ends up being unusable due to rot, chemicals, lead paint and other contaminants.

This creates high inefficiencies that take a toll on both financial budgets and professional reputations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our revolutionary, patented process accelerates the natural aging of wood by exposing it to a unique combination of sun, soil, water and wind. The result is a piece of lumber with all of the characteristics of reclaimed wood that would have taken Mother Nature decades to achieve.

Xcelerated is a clean product that is free of paints, stains and other dangerous chemicals, and as a result, the harmful health effects from off-gassing of volatile organic compounds do not exist. Thus, our product is safe for children’s play areas and for use around gardens.

Absolutely. In addition to better pricing on a board-by-board basis, Xcelerated results in additional cost savings through its dependable sourcing, defect-free structure, accurate lead times and ease of installation. A better value for an all-natural alternative to reclaimed wood does not exist on the market today.

badgesThe word Green is so often used in the context of “environmental responsibility” and “sustainability,” yet is hard to quantify definitively. Green to an environmentalist may be drastically different than that of a manufacturer. The challenge is finding common ground that promotes and rewards environmental responsibility, as well as product design and performance that is balanced with the rigors and challenges of manufacturing products that need to be competitive in the marketplace.  We make every effort to offer products that balance design and performance with environmental responsibility.

DISCLAIMER: Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

CDA Wood’s products are made from real wood, not a manufactured imitation.  Wood is a natural resource and will often contain naturally-occurring variations in color, texture, grain patterns, mineral streaks, pinholes and knots within the raw wood itself.  Showroom samples and photographic reproductions are a way to give the client a better idea of the overall look of the final product, but they do not to show an exact replica of the wood’s characteristics.  The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular style. Boards can vary in appearance from piece to piece and even within a piece.  The opposite face and edges can differ from the featured face in texture, coloring, and other characteristics unless otherwise noted.

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Highly desired aged and weathered, barnwood appearance in specified shades and sizes.

Reclaimed

Aged look in inconsistent sizes and shades.

Paints & Stains

Monotoned colors without an authentic reclaimed look and feel.

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Made-to-order from raw lumber naturally aged through a weathering process.

Reclaimed

Limited lots with uncalculated waste creating erratic lead times and negative project impacts.

Paints & Stains

Requires credible and accountable builder who stays on schedule.

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Economical. Unmatched value with additional savings through reliable time frames, lack of waste and dependable sourcing.

Reclaimed

Expensive. Limited, high-quality, reclaimed wood availability inflates prices with additional overages due to waste, missed deadlines and defective products.

Paints & Stains

Low to High. Depends on quality of paints and stains used and painting costs

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Numerous options from vertical band-sawn, resawn, circular sawn, combed etc.

Reclaimed

Limited to availability.

Paints & Stains

Options available with price increase.

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VOC Free and Green Certified Process. No paints or stains are used.

Reclaimed

Potential for harmful health effects from off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as paint, stains and other contaminants.

Paints & Stains

Potential for harmful health effects from off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as paint, stains and other contaminants.

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Preferred material by many professionals due to its uniformity in size and defect-free structure.

Reclaimed

Problematic with inconsistent sizes, metal incursions and other defects such as mold and rot.

Paints & Stains

Requires more onsite preparation causing inconsistencies.

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Safe for indoor application. Product contains no paints or stains or other contaminants.

Reclaimed

Not advised. Reclaimed wood could contain toxic chemicals, mold, rot and metal incursions.

Paints & Stains

Carefully read the contents of the paints and stains used to make sure there are no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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None to Limited. Interior does not require any maintenance. Exterior only required to prevent continued aging of wood. Product is extremely durable and stable.

Reclaimed

None to Limited. Interior does not require any maintenance. Exterior only required to prevent continued aging of wood. Product is extremely durable and stable.

Paints & Stains

Requires repainting every few years due to fading and chipping.