Certification Standards for
With so many new reclaimed wood manufacturers entering the
market with different products, it is becoming increasingly
difficult for consumers to comparison shop. The purpose of
the Reclaimed Wood Council (RWC) is to give consumers information
that will enable them to make educated buying decisions when
purchasing reclaimed woods.
When you see the Reclaimed Wood Council “certified”
stamp you can be assured the manufacturer has met the RWC
high standards of quality and all guidelines as established
in the Reclaimed Wood Council Certification Standards.
the “certified” stamp means
When you see the RWC certified stamp, you know the following
standards are adhered to by the member manufacturer.
- Sources of wood will be verified, documented and provided
- Wood will not come from standing trees.
- Wood will be reclaimed with minimal environmental impact.
- Woods will be reclaimed legally, with all necessary documentation
- Wood will meet standards that apply to grading, kiln
drying, heart content, hardness, age and color as set forth
for each specific wood product. See “Woods”
for this detailed standards.
- Manufacturer will agree to inspection at any time by
a certified RWC agent.
- Worker safety conditions and training will meet highest
Marketing and Public Information
- Manufacturer will deliver a product that conforms to
explicit descriptions in marketing materials, websites,
and quotations or estimates. No substitutions are made without
agreement by the customer in writing
- All marketing materials and websites will be kept current
with specific product details.
- Manufacturer agrees to unannounced, on-site audits by
a RWC certifying agent.
- Manufacturer is current on dues and completes annual
- Manufacturer will continue to support national efforts
to educate and protect consumers about how to purchase high
quality reclaimed wood products.