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Feb 01, 2023

The Top Five Wood Species for Siding

Blog Category: Siding

Wood is one of the most popular siding options available in the U.S. Known for its distinct appearance and natural durability, wood siding is an excellent choice for those looking to enhance their curb appeal with stunning, natural details. While you may be set on using wood siding for your...

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Jan 18, 2023

5 Timeless Interior Design Trends

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

When it comes to interior design, it may feel daunting to keep up with the ever-evolving trends that come with each passing season. Well, we're here to tell you that it may be time to start ignoring these trends and focusing on creating a timeless home design instead. Not only...

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Jan 04, 2023

Lumber Textures Defined

Blog Category: Circle Sawn Lumber

Lumber comes with the benefit of versatility. One of the simplest ways to create intrigue with lumber products is by using different textures. Circle sawn, band sawn, S4S and hand hewn are four common types of lumber surface textures. Find the one that suits your project or style best. Here...

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Dec 21, 2022

​Tips for Using Radiant Heating with Wood Floors

Blog Category: Flooring

One of the best parts of living in Montana is experiencing all the seasons – and yes, we include wintertime. However, as much as we may love the changes in weather, we definitely don’t want to feel those inside our homes. If you’re building or looking to upgrade your heating...

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Dec 07, 2022

Mountain Home Design Trends

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

Mountain homes tend to give off cozy, inviting, and relaxing vibes. Ranging anywhere from the trending mountain modern style to classic cabins, mountain homes can be anything you want. Despite their varying styles, mountain homes commonly incorporate natural design elements that complement the surrounding environment. Here are five trends we've...

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Nov 23, 2022

Log to Lumber: A Look Inside Our Newly Renovated Sawmill

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Things looked a little different here at Marks Lumber in 2022, with massive improvements being made to our sawmill. Starting in April, preparations began as we removed the old equipment and began installing a new edger and trimmer in order to create a safer, more efficient work environment for our...

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Nov 09, 2022

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

Blog Category: Forestry

Maintaining healthy forests in Montana is the ultimate goal of the forest products industry. Despite strong efforts to restore our forests to diverse, healthy, and resilient ecosystems, there is still more that needs to be done. It takes a village to create a healthy forest, and having a robust sawmill...

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Oct 26, 2022

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

Blog Category: Circle Sawn Lumber

If you're new to our site or just new to woodworking and construction in general, you may have found yourself wondering – what in the world is circle sawn lumber? More importantly, you may be wondering what people use rough lumber for other than landscaping or exterior applications. If you've...

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Oct 12, 2022

Five Reasons to Choose Circle Sawn Flooring

Blog Category: Flooring

Circle sawn flooring holds a host of benefits for any building project. From durability and low-maintenance perks to a classic look that you’ll love for decades, you can’t go wrong with this unique textured lumber as the visual foundation of your home. Here are just a few reasons to choose...

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Sep 28, 2022

Why Choose Circle Sawn Material

Blog Category: Project Inspiration, Circle Sawn Lumber

Rough-textured lumber can give your home a unique, mountain modern look that can’t be replicated. However, authentic circle sawn material can be difficult to find nowadays, as many of the old circle saw mills switched to a band saw process to increase efficiency. Marks Lumber specializes in circle sawn lumber...

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