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May 17, 2023

Why Buy Sawmill Direct

Blog Category: Lumber Process

Purchasing lumber from a sawmill may sound intimidating at first, but there are many benefits to buying your wood products directly from the source. If you’re looking for high-quality, sustainable products at a low cost, purchasing from a local sawmill may be your best bet. At Marks Lumber in Clancy...

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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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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 25, 2021

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

Blog Category: Forestry, Lumber Process, Sustainable Lumber Practices

"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. Foresters dedicate their entire careers to learning how to...

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Dec 30, 2020

How Marks Lumber Stacks Up Against Other Sawmills

Blog Category: Lumber Process

Marks Lumber is a family-owned, specialty sawmill located in Clancy, Montana. Our owners still come to work each day to carry on the 75-year family tradition of providing quality lumber directly to consumers. However, a history of excellence is not all that sets Marks Lumber apart from most other sawmills...

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Dec 09, 2020

Common Defects to Consider in Timber Grading

Blog Category: Lumber Process

At Marks Lumber, we look carefully at each timber, studying it for defects and characteristics that help us decide how it will be graded for use. While a large number of defects can have a negative impact on the grade of the timber, some defects add distinctive character to wood...

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