RainShadow – The Natural Rainscreen

Form when mountains obstruct the passage of rainfall, causing dryness on the leeward side. Inspired by the summits that form a nationally renowned rain shadow on the edge of the Olympic Mountain Range, Richlite’s RainShadow is available in four colors:

Midnight Iron

In 1899, copper and iron mineral deposits were discovered on a multi-summited rock crest, later named Iron Mountain (Elev. 6,826'). Several rescues, including a peculiar goat mission, took place on its rugged terrain.

Available in 5/16” thick. A rich, velvety black.

Boulder Bronze

Encompassing numerous basalt projections, Boulder Ridge is anchored by a 6,852 foot peak... aptly named Peak 6852.
Along with the neighboring Ridge of the Gargoyles, it divides the Big Quilcene River from Tunnel Creek's North fork.

Available in 5/16" thick; Deep chocolate brown.

Buckhorn Brown

Resembling antlers, two nearly identical summits (Elev. 6,956' and 6,988') inspired Buckhorn Mountain's namesake. Looming above a deeply wooded valley known as Buckhorn Wilderness, these peaks afford spectacular views of the Puget Sound.

Available in 5/16” thick. A cool, leathery brown.

Copper Peak

Also known as Mount Worthington, Copper Peak (Elev. 6,938') rises up like a stone giant over a secluded Buckhorn lake.
On the mountain's lower slopes, B-17 bomber wreckage from 1952 can still be found at Tull Canyon.

Available in 5/16” thick. A warm medium brown tone, made of 50% Post-Consumer waste recycled cardboard.

Rainsahdow Fasteners

Color matched stainless steel fasteners can be sourced from us.

If you are an architect, designer, fabricator, millworker or homeowner who is interested in environmental sustainability, indoor air quality and LEEDTM green building certification, Richlite is an ideal alternative to solid surface (e.g., Corian), stone and wood.

For more information, pricing or samples, please contact a Richlite product specialist at Alterna.

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