Brasada Ranch Resort, OR: New Horse Shelter

Where: Powell Butte, OR
What: New Horse Shelter
Special requirements: Rustic, emphasis on a reclaimed barn wood finish
Options: Reclaimed lumber or stained cedar
MTP Appeal: Pre-finished convenience with low waste while maintaining authentic reclaimed look
Products: Ranchwood® 1×10 vertical siding, color: Tackroom

“Situated on 1,800 acres just northeast of Bend, Oregon, Brasada Ranch, provides guests unmatched panoramic views of the Central Oregon high desert and Cascade peaks beyond. Brasada Ranch embodies the pioneering spirit and graciousness of the past combined with the comfort and style of today.”

The Preferred Hotel & Resort offers endless activities, with nearby rafting and fly fishing, a 17,000 athletic center, outdoor pools and waterslide, a Peter Jacobsen designed golf course, and one of the finest equestrian centers west of the Mississippi.

The equestrian element is where Montana Timber Products enters the picture.
Until they were introduced to ranchwood® by MTP’s Oregon representative, Cody Reynolds, Brasada Ranch had relied on reclaimed wood and stained cedar for their rustic design. In fact, Brasada has a large stockpile of reclaimed wood from an old saw mill demolition. But reclaimed wood is dirty and costly.

Stained cedar is less expensive than reclaimed wood, but is less versatile and less authentic, with fewer colors and textures. Often Cedar is only available in a band sawn rough texture, but circular saws were the tool of choice for age-old homesteads and barns, so cedar’s look isn’t authentic to BR’s rustic design.

Brasada Ranch was delighted to discover MTP’s ranchwood.
Ranchwood sets itself apart by providing a far more authentic reclaimed look in comparison to cedar.  Montana Timber Products offers full-dimension rough, circular sawn lumber. Furthermore, MTP’s other distressing methods (including wire brush and a variety of distressed colors) add texture and patina that once were only available with reclaimed wood.

For their first ranchwood project, Brasada Ranch chose a new horse barn. They were happy to utilize ranchwood due to its pre-finished convenience and high efficiency. Ranchwood produces little waste compared to the dirty old reclaimed pile they’d have to dig and sort through to get the materials they need.

The Horse Barn turned out beautifully. More to come.
Allen Van Vliet, the Director of Construction at Brasada Ranch said: “The product looks great and with the new horse barn being positioned at the highly visible front entrance of the Ranch…I’m sure ranchwood will find a place in many future Brasada Ranch Projects.” Mr. Van Vliet is very supportive in MTP’s efforts in Oregon and has been referring ranchwood to numerous builders in the Central Oregon Region.

The project was completed by building contractor Allen Keller Construction. Regarding MTP, Mr. Keller said, “The thing I like most about ranchwood is that it is pre-finished and it saves me labor costs.” Mr. Keller also owns and operates a custom cabinetry and furniture shop in Powell Butte, OR. He maintains high standards for material quality with all of his projects–ranchwood meets his requirements and then some! 

Cody tells us more Montana Timber projects are in the works for Brasada Ranch! Watch for pictures and updates for Custom Home Projects at Brasada utilizing ranchwood.

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