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A Montana Specialty Mill

Marks Lumber is a mid-sized specialty sawmill located in Clancy, Montana. We are one of the few sawmills left in Montana that manufactures authentic, circle sawn lumber, timbers, flooring, and siding.

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Forestry

"The profession of forestry serves society by fostering stewardship of the world’s forests. Because forests provide valuable resources and perform critical ecological functions, they are vital to the well-being of both society and the biosphere."

-The Society of American Foresters

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Family Owned for Generations

Marks Lumber is a small, family-owned operation. We take pride in our products, processes, and our Montana roots.

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The Top Five Wood Species for Siding

Feb 01, 2023

Wood is one of the most popular siding options available in the U.S. Known for...

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5 Timeless Interior Design Trends

Jan 18, 2023

When it comes to interior design, it may feel daunting to keep up with the...

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Lumber Textures Defined

Jan 04, 2023

Lumber comes with the benefit of versatility. One of the simplest ways to create intrigue...

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​Tips for Using Radiant Heating with Wood Floors

Dec 21, 2022

One of the best parts of living in Montana is experiencing all the seasons –...

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Mountain Home Design Trends

Dec 07, 2022

Mountain homes tend to give off cozy, inviting, and relaxing vibes. Ranging anywhere from the...

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Log to Lumber: A Look Inside Our Newly Renovated Sawmill

Nov 23, 2022

Things looked a little different here at Marks Lumber in 2022, with massive improvements being...

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Forestry Infrastructure: Sustaining Montana's Forests and the Timber Products Industry

Nov 09, 2022

Maintaining healthy forests in Montana is the ultimate goal of the forest products industry. Despite...

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What is Circle Sawn Lumber and What Can I Use it For?

Oct 26, 2022

If you're new to our site or just new to woodworking and construction in general...

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Five Reasons to Choose Circle Sawn Flooring

Oct 12, 2022

Circle sawn flooring holds a host of benefits for any building project. From durability and...

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Why Choose Circle Sawn Material

Sep 28, 2022

Rough-textured lumber can give your home a unique, mountain modern look that can’t be replicated...

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Come Tour Our Newly Renovated Mill on October 21st, 2022

Sep 20, 2022

Event Details What: Mill Tour and Customer Appreciation Day When: Friday, October 21, 2022, from...

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Materials that Pair Well with Wood in Your Home

Sep 07, 2022

Wood has it all: style, strength, timelessness, and the ability to compliment just about any...

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What is Board and Batten Siding?

Aug 24, 2022

Board and Batten siding is a classic siding that can be found on old barns...

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Forest to Flooring: Making Wood Products Even More Sustainable

Aug 17, 2022

At the forefront of our attempts to find the most environmentally friendly building materials are...

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Is Unfinished Wood Flooring Right for You?

Aug 10, 2022

If you've recently been in the market for wood flooring, you may have been surprised...

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​Tips for Buying Wood From a Sawmill

Aug 03, 2022

If you work with wood products frequently, you may have thought about purchasing lumber directly...

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Project Planning: Replacing Your Wood Siding

Jul 27, 2022

Homeowners often dread when major home maintenance projects hang over their heads. But that doesn’t...

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Forest Health and Human Intervention

Jul 20, 2022

“I think people philosophically question whether man has a role in managing forests or if...

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5 Reasons to Choose Shiplap Siding

Jul 13, 2022

Shiplap is classic – this style of joinery dates all the way back to the...

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6 Benefits of Choosing Wood Flooring

Jul 06, 2022

Wood floors offer a timeless look that can change the entire feel of your home...

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Mill Reopening Inventory Reduction Sale - July 23, 2022!

Jun 29, 2022

The past few months have been one for the books here at Marks Lumber, as...

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How Forest Managers Actively Help Minimize Impact on the Forest Floor

Jun 22, 2022

There tends to be a general misconception about what really goes on on the forest...

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Back to Basics: Timber Frame Terminology Defined

Jun 15, 2022

Timber frame design is a unique and intricate type of construction that truly stands the...

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Montana's Choice Siding: Marks Lumber's Circle Sawn Shiplap

Jun 08, 2022

At Marks Lumber, we believe in highlighting the natural beauty of wood products. Call it...

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Summer Project Inspiration: Upgrading Your Home's Exterior

Jun 01, 2022

Summer is just around the corner, which means it's time to get outside and make...

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The Forest Products Industry: Providing Necessary Support for Active Forest Management

May 25, 2022

The connection between forest management and the timber products industry is often misunderstood by the...

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Marks Lumber Assists in New Playground at Ryan Park

May 18, 2022

Last month, Marks Lumber was happy to be involved in helping the Helena Babe...

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Progress Report: 2022 Mill Upgrade

May 11, 2022

Things are starting to look very different here at Marks Lumber as we approach...

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Guide to Circle Sawn Wood Flooring

Apr 27, 2022

At Marks Lumber, our number one selling product is our circular sawn wood flooring...

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How to Prepare Your Deck for Spring

Apr 20, 2022

Spring is finally near, and you want to be able to sit in the...

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How Active Forest Management Can Aid in Carbon Sequestration

Apr 13, 2022

Active forest management is an excellent way to minimize the risk of catastrophic wildfires...

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Spring Firewood Special: Get Stocked Up and Show Support for Active Forest Management!

Apr 06, 2022

This spring, Marks Lumber is partnering with a non-profit dedicated to sustainable forest health...

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The 5 Most Popular Types of Wood and What to Use Them For

Mar 30, 2022

When it comes to types of wood, there are certain species that builders swear...

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Why Shiplap Siding is the Choice Siding for Your Custom Home

Mar 23, 2022

Siding is the shell of a building and is often one of the first...

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How Forest Management Can Help Prevent Damage Caused by Catastrophic Wildfires

Mar 16, 2022

Catastrophic wildfires are one of the most detrimental events forests face. Unlike low or...

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How to Turn Your Dream Timber Frame Home Into a Reality

Mar 09, 2022

Marks Lumber is your choice for sustainable forest products, including circle sawn timbers, flooring...

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Wood Products: The Healthy Choice

Mar 02, 2022

Human health and well-being have been hot topics for decades now. Exercise, sleep habits...

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After the Fire: The Effects of Catastrophic Wildfires

Feb 23, 2022

Over the past year, catastrophic wildfires have wreaked havoc on the Western United States...

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Marks Lumber Wins Helena Chamber Small Business of the Year Award

Feb 16, 2022

In January, Marks Lumber was honored with the Small Business of the Year Award...

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How to Customize Your Spec Home

Feb 09, 2022

While there is a common misconception that spec homes are often small, cookie-cutter homes...

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5 Reasons to Build a Custom Home

Feb 02, 2022

If you are starting to look for a new home, you may be stuck trying...

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Sustainable Forest Management in Action at the Sterling Ranch

Jan 26, 2022

In this video, Marks Lumber profiles John Ottman of Ottman Forestry Consultant, discussing his largest...

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How to Choose Materials for Your Custom Home

Jan 19, 2022

Building a custom is an exciting and challenging task. You'll be faced with many...

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What is Sustainably Harvested Wood?

Jan 12, 2022

Wood products are on the rise, not only because of their natural beauty but...

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Stunning Home Details For Your Custom Montana Home

Jan 05, 2022

There’s no question that Montana is a special place to live. With its natural...

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Paneling Products for Your Next Winter Project

Dec 29, 2021

Looking for a project to keep you busy this winter? Accent walls are the perfect...

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How to Properly Finish Wood Siding

Dec 22, 2021

Natural wood siding is a beautiful and eco-friendly siding option that, in many cases...

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Tips for Purchasing Lumber from Out-of-State

Dec 15, 2021

At Marks Lumber, we serve everyone, from homeowners to professional builders locally in Montana...

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How to Remove Black Marks on Lumber

Dec 08, 2021

If you frequently work with wood, you may have come across pieces that have...

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Tongue and Groove Paneling Terminology, Decoded

Dec 01, 2021

If you haven’t had much (or any) building experience, wood product terminology can be...

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Ottman Forestry and the Sterling Ranch

Nov 24, 2021

John Ottman, Founder of Ottman Forestry Consultants, has worked in the woods for nearly...

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Forest Health Defined

Nov 17, 2021

What is a healthy forest? The phrase “healthy forest” is used so often in...

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Skip Sawn, Wire Brushed, and Circle Sawn Flooring: What Does it All Mean?

Nov 10, 2021

Choosing flooring can be one of the hardest decisions you're faced with while building...

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What's the Best Way to Store Your Wood Products?

Nov 03, 2021

As construction season starts to ramp up, you may be thinking of getting your...

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Marks Lumber Receives the Governor’s Inaugural Forest Products Award

Oct 27, 2021

Last week, Marks Lumber was honored to be presented the Governor’s inaugural Forest Products...

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Creating and Managing Healthy Forests: A Video for Montana Forest Products Week

Oct 20, 2021

This week, October 17-23, is Montana Forest Products Week. Established in 2011, Forest Products Week...

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Tips for Burning Firewood Safely in Your Home

Oct 13, 2021

There’s nothing more comforting than the warmth and scent of a wood-burning fireplace or...

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Solid vs. Engineered Wood: How to Choose What's Right for You

Oct 06, 2021

When it comes to flooring, solid wood and engineered wood are both popular choices for...

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Why Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir Makes Excellent Wood Products

Sep 29, 2021

At Marks Lumber, we manufacture high-quality, circle-sawn lumber, timbers, siding, and flooring – all from...

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Is Wood Flooring or Carpet a Better Investment for Your Home?

Sep 22, 2021

When it comes time to install or replace flooring in your home, you're met with...

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Wood: The Way of the Future

Sep 15, 2021

Wood products are no longer a thing of the past. In fact, many say...

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4 Tips for Making Your Timber Frame Home Look its Best

Sep 08, 2021

Timber frames add the ultimate level of craftsmanship to the place you call home. Timber...

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What Contractors Can Expect From Working With Marks Lumber

Sep 01, 2021

At Marks Lumber, we've been partnering with both residential and commercial building contractors for decades...

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On the Ground: The Forester's Role in Forest Management Decisions

Aug 25, 2021

"The profession of forestry serves society by fostering stewardship of the world's forests. Because forests...

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Celebrate Montana Forest Products Week With Us On October 15th

Aug 18, 2021

Event Details What: Mill Tour and Customer Appreciation Day When: Friday, October 15th, from ...

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Three Unique Ways to Use Board and Batten Siding

Aug 11, 2021

Board and batten siding is one of the most popular wood siding options out there...

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Common Timber Frame Joinery

Aug 04, 2021

Timber framing is a unique type of construction where the wooden frame supports the...

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Everything You Need to Know About Waney Edge Siding

Jul 28, 2021

Waney edge siding – also called wavy edge or live edge siding – is...

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How Wood Flooring Can Help Reduce VOCs In Your Home

Jul 21, 2021

In this new age of choosing sustainable building products, many homeowners are not only...

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5 Reasons to Build a Timber Frame Home

Jul 14, 2021

Timber frames homes are some of the most stunning structures out there. Exposed timbers, intricate...

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Summer Project Inspiration with Circle Sawn Timber Products

Jul 07, 2021

With the snow melted off and the sun finally shining, you're probably starting to dream...

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How to Use A Rustic Grade Siding

Jun 30, 2021

Rustic siding options are an economical way to side cabins and outbuildings. They can...

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Log Yard Manager Troy Morse Leaving Marks Lumber After 25 Years

Jun 23, 2021

Last week, we said goodbye to one of the longest-serving members of the Marks Lumber...

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Biophilic Design: The Health Benefits of Using Wood Products in Your Home

Jun 16, 2021

Now more than ever, people are spending more time indoors due to the rise of...

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Why Developers Are Opting for Wood in Commercial Buildings

Jun 09, 2021

Wood is perhaps the longest used building material in human history, with the first timber...

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Representative Rosendale Visits Marks Lumber

Jun 02, 2021

This week, United States Representative Matthew Rosendale stopped by Marks Lumber to take a tour...

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5 Things to Know About Marks Lumber

May 26, 2021

You may or may not have heard about Marks Lumber until now, but chances are...

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The Versatility of Circle Sawn Wood Flooring

May 19, 2021

Circle sawn wood flooring may have a rustic appearance, but it’s being used by builders...

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Sustainability Benefits of Using Wood in Your Home

May 12, 2021

Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword. Using sustainable materials like wood helps protect our planet, and...

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Should You Paint or Stain Wood Siding?

May 05, 2021

Once you've chosen a product for your exterior siding material, your decisions don't stop there...

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Why We Love Douglas Fir

Apr 28, 2021

At Marks Lumber, you'll find that we deal exclusively with Douglas fir for our premium...

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Why Do People Choose Rough Cut Timbers?

Apr 21, 2021

There is a common misconception about what you can and can’t do with rough-cut...

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Log, Timber Frame, and Post and Beam Homes

Apr 14, 2021

Log homes, timber frame homes, and post and beam homes are classic building styles...

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Playground Time is Coming — That Means EWF Time at Marks Lumber

Apr 07, 2021

The snow is melting off, and spring is finally in the air! While students...

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When's the Right Time to Replace Your Siding?

Mar 31, 2021

A home is one of the biggest investments most people make, so it makes sense...

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The Good Neighbor Authority: A Step in the Right Direction for Montana Forest Management

Mar 24, 2021

"Our forests give us countless benefits: clean drinking water, millions of jobs, recreation opportunities, and...

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Who Buys From Marks Lumber

Mar 17, 2021

Marks Lumber is a mid-sized specialty sawmill located in Clancy, Montana. Because of our size...

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Why Builders Trust Marks Lumber

Mar 10, 2021

Warm weather is just around the corner, which means the start of many more builds...

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Eric Obrigewitch Leaving Marks Lumber After 14 Years

Mar 03, 2021

If you’ve worked with Marks Lumber before, you’ve probably had the pleasure of working with...

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Wood Trends You'll Love in 2021

Feb 24, 2021

A new year brings new home improvement projects and wood trends to discover. When it...

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How You Know It's Time to Replace Your Wood Floors

Feb 17, 2021

Quality wood flooring can last for centuries, and its longevity gives it unmatched character. But...

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Why Choose Wood Siding- The Contractor Edition

Feb 10, 2021

Wood siding is a tried and true favorite for upscale homes, resorts, and commercial buildings...

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4 Inviting Entryway Design Ideas

Feb 03, 2021

Whether you realize it or not, your entryway sets the tone for your entire...

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Free Local Firewood Delivery Through February 28

Jan 29, 2021

You asked we delivered… literally! From February 1st through February 28th, Marks Lumber is offering...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Wood Flooring

Jan 20, 2021

In our more than 75 years of selling quality wood, we've heard hundreds of questions...

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Save On a Shiplap Siding Package from Marks Lumber

Jan 13, 2021

Marks Lumber is now offering 5% off your shiplap siding package with the purchase of...

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Maintaining Your Circle Sawn Floors

Jan 06, 2021

There's nothing that quite matches the beauty and character of Marks Lumber's circle sawn...

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How Marks Lumber Stacks Up Against Other Sawmills

Dec 30, 2020

Marks Lumber is a family-owned, specialty sawmill located in Clancy, Montana. Our owners still come...

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Montana’s Best Management Practices: Protecting Water Quality and the Entire Forest Ecosystem

Dec 23, 2020

Water is one of our most precious natural resources, which is why protecting and...

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Why Choose Shiplap Siding

Dec 16, 2020

If you’re looking to boost your home’s curb appeal and increase the value of...

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Common Defects to Consider in Timber Grading

Dec 09, 2020

At Marks Lumber, we look carefully at each timber, studying it for defects and characteristics...

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Firewood Sale: Keep Cozy While Helping Those in Need

Dec 02, 2020

This holiday season, Marks Lumber is partnering with a local nonprofit to give back and...

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The Brooklyn Bridge Project: A Case Study

Nov 25, 2020

In March 2020, Marks Lumber entered into an important public-private partnership with the U.S. Forest...

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Split Firewood Available at Marks Lumber

Nov 18, 2020

Marks Lumber’s new firewood processor is up and running just in time for winter! With...

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How to Incorporate Rough Lumber into Your Kitchen

Nov 11, 2020

When creating the kitchen of your dreams, it can be overwhelming to think about just...

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Marks Lumber Update: Production, COVID, and Other News

Nov 04, 2020

October proved to be another busy month at Marks Lumber, and our crew has been...

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COVID-19 Update

Oct 28, 2020

Effective: 10/28/2020 Ending: 11/5/2020 Due to a positive COVID case among our office staff, we...

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Responsible Forestry for a Healthier Montana

Oct 21, 2020

This week, October 18th - 24th, is Montana Forest Products Week, which recognizes the forest...

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Meet the Team

Meet the team of individuals that help keep Marks Lumber going. At Marks, our team is comprised of individuals that believe in working hard and playing hard. We work hard to ensure our employees understand the importance of our processes and how to create quality products.

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Testimonials

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My team and I at Blue Mountain Builders have been using Marks Lumber on almost every home we have built the past 5 years. Their staff is professional, polite, and very knowledgeable. We use a variety of their products such as siding, flooring, shiplap, and large timber post and beams. The materials are usually great! The few times we have had issues arise Marks Lumber staff has corrected or replaced the problem products promptly. It is great to have a local supplier for these rough-cut items. We will continue to use Marks Lumber on our future builds for many years to come!

- Brian Gemar - Owner, Blue Mountain Builders

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