The Ace Hotel in downtown Portland is known for its unique design, local flare and commitment to sustainability. Three BLA members can attest to this first hand as their wood is being used to update and enliven the decor in the guest rooms.
The Ace management selected 100% locally harvested, FSC® certified Douglas fir for the project, which was sourced from BLA member Zena Forest Products, just west of Salem. Zena forester Sarah Deumling carefully chose the fir trees to be harvested as part of a program to restore oak habitat, reducing competition from the fir trees and ensuring that the oak could thrive in particular areas of the forest.
Kaster’s Kustom Cutting, a BLA member in Mulino, then milled the logs into lumber. Once dry, this lumber was transported to Sustainable Northwest Wood, the Portland lumberyard and BLA member that partnered with the Ace for its renovations. What a great example of a collaborative effort between BLA members to provide local, responsibility grown wood for the Ace Hotel project!
Wood Species Used: Douglas Fir
Project Type: Furniture