Reclaimed White Oak and Northern White Cedar
Sustainable Wood Flooring and Architectural Finishes Designed in Brooklyn, Made in New York
Madera Trade is a social enterprise offering a collection American hardwood and reclaimed wood flooring and architectural finishes. All of our products are designed in Brooklyn and made locally in Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania using wood from sustainable sources. Check out our products or get in touch to learn more about custom design, milling and finishing. Read about our forest-to-floors approach and our commitment to sustainability here.
DESIGNED IN BROOKLYN • HIGH QUALITY • SUSTAINABLE • LOCAL
Some of the companies we work with
From our blog
Sweetgreen recently opened their fourth NYC location on N. 4th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and is now offering delicious and healthy food on our side of the bridge. Madera Trade collaborated with Sweetgreen, Leong Leong Architects and Preininger Construction Corp. to supply Reclaimed White Oak and charred Northern White Cedar for this beautiful space.
We regularly collaborate with some of Brooklyn's leading woodworkers and furniture makers. This week we are featuring the work of Bryan Klotz of KLOTZWRK, who also works out of our shared workshop. This project incorporates one of our favorite materials in a residential home on Lexington Ave in Brooklyn.
As the year comes to a close we want to wish you a happy and healthy New Year and share one of our favorite projects of 2014. This stunning loft, designed by RAAD Studio sits atop the former New York Police Headquarters at 240 Centre St. in the lower manhattan neighborhood of NoLiTa. Though modest in size, the loft featuring Madera Trade’s wide-plank Quarter Sawn White Oak floors, speaks volumes in its manipulation of light and space.
We recently got our hands on Antique Heart Pine taken from the old Domino Sugar Factory in South Williamsburg and this wood is as amazing as the building it comes from. The wood is making it's way into a high-end outdoor clothing store in Soho through the vision of Reform Creative, and the skills of Townsend Design and Stand & Build.
Madera Trade is proud to launch our Brooklyn Collection of pre-finished floors. The ten-piece collection draws inspiration from the iconic places and neighborhoods of our home city. Each floor is designed in our Bedford-Stuyvesant workshop and made locally in New York, using sustainably sourced wood and LEED accredited, low and no VOC stains and finishes.
This week we welcome you to take a look inside our Brooklyn Studio and Showroom in Bed-Stuy. We're on the 2nd floor of a shared workshop and will be expanding in the same building early next year to keep up with our rapid growth. We are fortunate to share the workshop with several of Brooklyn’s leading woodworkers and furniture makers who are producing amazing work. Collaborating and feeding off their energy while seeing their pieces come to life continues to inspire us. We are excited to feature a couple of them here.
Introducing a new innovative product to market can be challenging! We started working with Kebony earlier this year and over the past several months we have seen clients excited about this sustainable alternative to tropical hardwoods, but also concerned about how this wood will look like and perform when exposed to sun and rain. In this post we feature images of some of our favorite Kebony projects in Europe where the product has been embraced by leading architects and developers.
We got a chance to check out the historic Broken Angel building in Brooklyn this past weekend during the unveiling of a mural commissioned by Barrett Design and Development to beautify the construction site.
Sweetgreen has just opened its 2nd New York store in a bright and airy location in TriBeCa that features Madera Trade reclaimed Pallet Oak that has been installed as ceiling paneling throughout the space. We like working with companies like Sweetgreen, who share our values and commitment to sustainability.
We are excited that our Great Jones Street Loft project was featured in Honest Building's short list of New York loft apartments this week. For this project we collaborated with Wettling Architects to supply reclaimed wood materials that would add a rustic feel to this modern renovation.
We are excited to recently discover Shou Sugi Ban – a centuries old Japanese technique of charring wood. By charring the wood Japanese carpenters created a material with a unique aesthetic and increased durability. Shou Sugi Ban, which literally translates to “burnt cedar board” in Japanese, has traditionally been used for exterior applications such as siding and fencing because of its weathered appearance and high resistance to rot, insects and fire.
Madera Trade is excited to partner with Hodjera Architectural and Pine River Group to introduce Kebony to the New York market. Kebony wood products are designed for interior and exterior applications and are a viable and sustainable alternative to tropical hardwoods that are widely used in New York.
Daniel and James traveled to Philadelphia this past week to attend Greenbuild 2013, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to the green building industry. There they met some fascinating people and were especially struck by three new trends that are helping to shape this space.
When it comes to buying food, most of us are careful to choose products that are organic, produced locally, or carry a fair trade logo! As consumers we have become aware that our choices in the supermarket have a significant impact on the environment. With this growing concern for the environment, why then do so few of us demand to know where the wood products we buy come from?
With two years in the making, Madera Trade is excited to officially launch our company and go live with our website www.madera-trade.com. We believe our website is the best narrative, visual and practical representation of what Madera Trade offers the green building and design community. In going live, we are introducing a new way to source sustainable wood materials for architecture and design.