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Feb 07, 2024

5 Project Planning Tips for Your Home Renovation Project

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

DIY projects and home renovations can feel daunting after the initial excitement wears off. While you may be tempted to jump right in and start working, planning out your project in advance can help you stay on track and avoid any mishaps along the way. Here are a few tips...

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Jan 03, 2024

4 Interior Design Trends You’ll Love

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

A new year brings new design trends to discover and this year is no exception. And while design trends tend to come and go, a focus on quality, sustainable materials and functional design seems to be here to stay. Check out these four interior design trends we think you’ll love...

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Sep 06, 2023

DIY Wood Projects That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

With all the benefits of wood – durability, sustainability, aesthetic, and more – it makes sense that it is such an ideal building material, even for the simplest DIY. And when you’re starting out in woodworking, the goal is to enjoy seeing these projects throughout your home without it being...

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Apr 19, 2023

Wood Renovations to Increase Home Value

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

If you’re looking to renovate your home and create a fresh look that complements your personal style, look no further. Incorporating wood into your home can help create a custom, elevated look that is sure to increase your home value. Whether you want something more subtle or are looking to...

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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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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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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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Sep 07, 2022

Materials that Pair Well with Wood in Your Home

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

Wood has it all: style, strength, timelessness, and the ability to compliment just about any decor. Whether you’re incorporating tongue and groove paneling throughout your home, or you’re keeping it simple with wood floors, you can embrace the limitless pairings that wood provides. If you can dream up the combination...

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Jul 27, 2022

Project Planning: Replacing Your Wood Siding

Blog Category: Project Inspiration, Siding

Homeowners often dread when major home maintenance projects hang over their heads. But that doesn’t have to be the case with proper project planning. When the time comes to replace your home’s siding, you can take care of the project step by step, ensuring a finished product you love. Here’s...

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Jun 01, 2022

Summer Project Inspiration: Upgrading Your Home's Exterior

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

Summer is just around the corner, which means it's time to get outside and make sure your home’s exterior is up to snuff. If you're looking to do something a little more significant than just sprucing up your landscaping this year, it may be time to consider an upgrade or...

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Mar 30, 2022

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

Blog Category: Project Inspiration, How To

When it comes to types of wood, there are certain species that builders swear by, the fan favorites of the construction world. But you don’t have to be a professional contractor to appreciate the qualities of fine lumber. Each type of wood has its own unique qualities and characteristics...

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Feb 09, 2022

How to Customize Your Spec Home

Blog Category: Project Inspiration, How To

While there is a common misconception that spec homes are often small, cookie-cutter homes, this isn't necessarily the case. Spec homes can be beautifully designed with unique elements found throughout. So what exactly is a spec home? Spec homes are designed and built by the builder without the input of...

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Feb 02, 2022

5 Reasons to Build a Custom Home

Blog Category: Project Inspiration, Timber Frame

If you are starting to look for a new home, you may be stuck trying to decide if it's worth it to build a custom home or if you should try to find something on the market. Building a home can be an intimidating process, and there are many...

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Jan 19, 2022

How to Choose Materials for Your Custom Home

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

Building a custom home is an exciting and challenging task. You'll be faced with many difficult decisions throughout the entire design and build process. One of which is choosing the best materials for your custom home. With so many different options to pick from, narrowing your choices to a...

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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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Dec 29, 2021

Paneling Products for Your Next Winter Project

Blog Category: Project Inspiration, Siding

Looking for a project to keep you busy this winter? Accent walls are the perfect winter project that can quickly transform an entire room. Natural wood paneling is a beautiful option that will make your interior feel warm and welcoming and can enhance almost any style of home. At...

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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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Jun 09, 2021

Why Developers Are Opting for Wood in Commercial Buildings

Blog Category: Project Inspiration, Sustainable Lumber Practices

Wood is perhaps the longest used building material in human history, with the first timber dwelling built more than 10,000 years ago. Timber has stood the test of time and is still considered one of the best options for building materials when it comes to both the structure, interior, and...

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Apr 28, 2021

Why We Love Douglas Fir

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

At Marks Lumber, you'll find that we deal exclusively with Douglas fir for our premium wood products, and there's a good reason for that. With a particular focus on using locally grown, inland Douglas fir, our wood products are high quality and attractive for indoor and outdoor use. Douglas fir...

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Mar 17, 2021

Who Buys From Marks Lumber

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

Marks Lumber is a mid-sized specialty sawmill located in Clancy, Montana. Because of our size, we have the opportunity to work with many different kinds of customers, each with their own needs and objectives. Our size, specialty, and circle sawn products put us right in the sweet spot of being...

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Feb 24, 2021

Wood Trends You'll Love in 2021

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

A new year brings new home improvement projects and wood trends to discover. When it comes to wood, we see some deviations from past trends, but the focus on quality, lasting materials is here to stay. Check out some of the latest wood trends you'll see in 2021. You never...

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Feb 03, 2021

4 Inviting Entryway Design Ideas

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

Whether you realize it or not, your entryway sets the tone for your entire home and can make or break your home's curb appeal. Timber frame entryway trusses are incredibly inviting and make a great first impression on visitors. They offer a chance to express your unique style and...

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Nov 11, 2020

How to Incorporate Rough Lumber into Your Kitchen

Blog Category: Project Inspiration

When creating the kitchen of your dreams, it can be overwhelming to think about just how many decisions there are to make. One thing that most people can agree on when it comes to their kitchen is that it needs to be a warm and welcoming space. And using Douglas...

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