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Mar 15, 2023

Creating the Reclaimed Look with Circle Sawn Lumber

Blog Category: Circle Sawn Lumber

Reclaimed lumber has been trending in recent years as people search for statement products that quickly add character to their homes. Reclaimed lumber is exactly what it sounds like – old, recycled lumber. Despite it being old wood, reclaimed lumber is highly sought after for its look, history, and environmental...

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Mar 01, 2023

5 Ways to Recycle Used Wood

Blog Category: Circle Sawn Lumber

Wood is a renewable resource. This is evident as logged or burnt stands start to regenerate new life, growing the next generation of building materials straight from the ground. But lumber’s life doesn’t end when it’s harvested, milled, and used for building materials. Old fences, decks, and siding can often...

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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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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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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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Aug 03, 2022

​Tips for Buying Wood From a Sawmill

Blog Category: Circle Sawn Lumber, How To, Lumber Process

If you work with wood products frequently, you may have thought about purchasing lumber directly from a sawmill. While there are many advantages to buying wood straight from a mill, it can be a little intimidating the first time you do it. Here are a few tips and tricks to...

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Jan 05, 2022

Stunning Home Details For Your Custom Montana Home

Blog Category: Flooring, Project Inspiration, Circle Sawn Lumber, Timber Frame

There’s no question that Montana is a special place to live. With its natural, rugged beauty, there’s really no place else like the Big Sky state. That’s why creating a home that emulates this beauty is a no-brainer for most Montanans. The best way to do this is to let...

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Nov 03, 2021

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

Blog Category: Circle Sawn Lumber

As construction season starts to ramp up, you may be thinking of getting your materials early in order to ensure you'll have them in time for the start of your next project. This is a good strategy, especially during these times of high demand and low inventory. However, it...

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Sep 29, 2021

Why Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir Makes Excellent Wood Products

Blog Category: Flooring, Circle Sawn Lumber, Siding, Decking, Sustainable Lumber Practices, Timber Frame

At Marks Lumber, we manufacture high-quality, circle-sawn lumber, timbers, siding, and flooring – all from locally-grown Douglas fir timber. Rocky Mountain Douglas fir is a wonderful choice for many different projects due to its natural durability, beautiful appearance, and availability. But what exactly makes Douglas fir such an excellent...

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Sep 22, 2021

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

Blog Category: Flooring, Circle Sawn Lumber, Sustainable Lumber Practices

When it comes time to install or replace flooring in your home, you're met with several options, from wood flooring to carpet, vinyl, concrete, and many more. Because your flooring will likely be in place for at least several years, it's important to consider the pros and cons of...

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Sep 15, 2021

Wood: The Way of the Future

Blog Category: Circle Sawn Lumber, Siding, Lumber Process, Sustainable Lumber Practices, Timber Frame

Wood products are no longer a thing of the past. In fact, many say this renewable resource is the future of the building products industry. This is not only due to product innovations but also new research highlighting the environmental, physiological, and economic benefits of using wood products. The timber...

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Sep 01, 2021

What Contractors Can Expect From Working With Marks Lumber

Blog Category: Flooring, Circle Sawn Lumber, Siding, Lumber Process, Decking, Sustainable Lumber Practices

At Marks Lumber, we've been partnering with both residential and commercial building contractors for decades. When homeowners and investors are looking for sustainable circle sawn materials, many of their hired contractors come to Marks Lumber - Montana's trusted supplier for circle sawn lumber, timbers, flooring, and siding. With years of...

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Aug 11, 2021

Three Unique Ways to Use Board and Batten Siding

Blog Category: Project Inspiration, Circle Sawn Lumber, Siding

Board and batten siding is one of the most popular wood siding options out there. It is highly versatile and works well for various types of homes, shops, barns, and exterior accents. Board and batten is a great way to add depth to your home and is an excellent choice...

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Jul 07, 2021

Summer Project Inspiration with Circle Sawn Timber Products

Blog Category: Project Inspiration, Circle Sawn Lumber

With the snow melted off and the sun finally shining, you're probably starting to dream of all the upcoming home improvement projects this summer will have in store for you. At Marks Lumber, our circle sawn, Douglas fir lumber, and timber products are the perfect choices for exterior projects that...

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