May 14, 2011 9:21 am
RISMEDIA, May 14, 2011- Major League Baseball (MLB) has created a Fan Cave where two contest winners are viewing every MLB game including post season games. The unique 15,000 square foot space in lower Manhattan will play out against a back drop of salvaged wood, specifically Reclaimed Oak from Pioneer Millworks, a leader in the reclaimed and sustainable wood industry. To see the character of this old wood, tune in and pay attention to the paneling and flooring in the main viewing/broadcasting area of the MLB Fan Cave.
The designers of the MLB Fan Cave turned to Pioneer Millworks in their search for reclaimed wood with character. "When you stop and think about the history of reclaimed wood, you begin to see why it's so prized: the timbers and boards we mill into flooring were often cut in the mid 1800s from trees that probably started to grow in the 1600s. Now, they have a new life as eco-friendly flooring and paneling in the MLB Fan Cave," says Roblyn Powley, design and wood expert at Pioneer Millworks. "Custom made to order in our shop, our FSC-Certified reclaimed wood is hand crafted and precisely milled making installation quick and easy for various applications, including flooring and paneling."
A large wall of windows facing the street will allow fans to look in, catch a glimpse of the Reclaimed Oak as well as the broadcast area of the MLB Fan Cave. "The MLB Fan Cave will give fans a creative new way to experience Major League Baseball," says Tim Brosnan, the Executive Vice President of Business for the MLB. "This is going to be a real-time experience which brings to life how people consume entertainment in 2011 with baseball at the center of it all."
Crafting all their products in USA, Pioneer Millworks offers over 40 species of reclaimed wood, all with character marks, deep patina and tight gain patterns unmatched by fresh sawn. In addition to deep patina and tight grain, Pioneer Millworks' Reclaimed Oak is storied with original nail holes, ferrous staining, natural fissures, and even saw marks. A very durable hardwood, Reclaimed Oak will withstand wear and tear in the MLB Fan Cave, gaining even more character as it is lived on.
Pioneer Millworks is popular among designers and home owners because their story and products are unique: They 'rescue' wood from agricultural and industrial buildings that have outlived their usefulness or are headed to landfills or the grinder. They then give it new life as flooring or paneling from their New York and Oregon shops.
For more information, please visit www.pioneermillworks.com.
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