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Oct 04, 2023

The History of Timber Frame Construction

Blog Category: Timber Frame

Timber framing has a long-standing history, with evidence of timber frame techniques being used as far back as 200 BC. For centuries, timber frame was done entirely with hand tools and block and tackle. However, timber frame techniques have developed over a long period of time to allow for the...

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Aug 02, 2023

What is Post and Beam Construction?

Blog Category: Timber Frame

Post and beam structures are known for their unique look, strength, and intricate details. A traditional form of construction that has stood the test of time, post and beam construction is a great choice for those looking to create an open-concept, custom home that is both spacious and inviting. While...

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Mar 09, 2022

How to Turn Your Dream Timber Frame Home Into a Reality

Blog Category: Timber Frame

Marks Lumber is your choice for sustainable forest products, including circle sawn timbers, flooring, siding, and rough sawn lumber. In addition to being a manufacturer and retailer, Marks Lumber is also a premium supplier of custom timber frame homes. We can help you plan, design, build, and assemble your...

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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 choices...

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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...

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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 material...

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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...

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Sep 08, 2021

4 Tips for Making Your Timber Frame Home Look its Best

Blog Category: Timber Frame

Timber frames add the ultimate level of craftsmanship to the place you call home. Timber framing has a long history, with evidence of timber frame construction from as far back as 200 BC. And many of the joinery techniques used hundreds of years ago are still used now. Today, timber...

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Aug 04, 2021

Common Timber Frame Joinery

Blog Category: Timber Frame

Timber framing is a unique type of construction where the wooden frame supports the entire weight of a building. While post and beam construction is similar in that it also creates a self-supporting structure, the type of joinery is what really sets timber framing apart from other types of...

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Jul 14, 2021

5 Reasons to Build a Timber Frame Home

Blog Category: Timber Frame

Timber frames homes are some of the most stunning structures out there. Exposed timbers, intricate wood joinery, and stand-out trusses are all design features of timber frame homes that set them apart from other builds. While timber frame homes are considered more of a traditional building design, timber frames can...

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Apr 21, 2021

Why Do People Choose Rough Cut Timbers?

Blog Category: Timber Frame

There is a common misconception about what you can and can’t do with rough-cut lumber and timbers. Many people are surprised to learn that rough cut material can be used for both interior and exterior accents and is often used as the focal point throughout houses, cabins, and even...

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Apr 14, 2021

Log, Timber Frame, and Post and Beam Homes

Blog Category: Timber Frame

Log homes, timber frame homes, and post and beam homes are classic building styles that feature large logs or timbers as their main attraction. While many people tend to confuse or use these styles interchangeably, there are slight differences in the design and construction of each. Despite these differences...

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Mar 10, 2021

Why Builders Trust Marks Lumber

Blog Category: Timber Frame

Warm weather is just around the corner, which means the start of many more builds. As plans start to come together and you begin to search for material quotes, you may be considering trying out a different lumber supplier for these new builds. Here are a few reasons why Marks...

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