FSC® Recycled Lumber

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Sankofa FSC® Recycled lumber is reclaimed from new construction waste in the Portland Metro area. Reuse of this refuse reduces waste, captures the embodied carbon that would normally be released during decay or burning for fuel, preserves precious natural resources, reduces green house emissions and keeps Good Wood out of the landfill.

Every year, more than 500,000 TONS of clean wood are discarded from construction jobsites in Oregon alone. We are partnering with Sankofa Lumber to change that.  Sankofa processes new construction wood waste into reusable, FSC Certified Recycled lumber in Portland Oregon.

Recycling and reusing this wood waste is climate-smart, storing the embodied carbon when this wood is built back into buildings, reducing the need for new material and supports a local minority woman entrepreneur. Perfect for less than standard length studs in window & door framing, plating, blocking, temporary forms and more. 

Sankofa is a Minority Woman Owned Business,  whose founder Valerie Carey has a mission to reduce waste, create local jobs and close the loop on a circular economy. She employs a variety of disenfranchised people to give them a leg up, providing training and mentorship, and the skills for a better future. 


  • 2x4 and 2x6 Pre-Cut Blocking at  14-3/8" for 16" OC
  • 2x4 and 2x6 in  8'+, 10'+ and  12'+   random lengths for plates and studs
  • 2x4 and 2x6 sold by the lineal foot in random minimum lengths of  3', 4', 6', 8', 10' 12' - ideal for headers, rough openings, shear wall blocking

ALSO AVAILABLE by Special Order

  • Precut blocking at 22-3/8"  for 24" OC construction. 
  •  Other sizes of recycled dimensional lumber from 2x8 to 6x10 are sometimes available.  Let us know what you're looking for and we can check availability. 

Complements our other FSC Certified Lumber offerings
Meets Oregon  Residential Building Code R104.9.1  and Washington Residential Code R602.1.1.1
CLICK the link to learn more in the FSC News article - 
 The Modern Construction Waste Solution

Are you a contractor looking for ways to reduce your wood waste and contribute to a circular economy?  Recycle with Sankofa!    Email us to learn more!

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