Category: Forest Products Industry related

Source: Mark Moss The U.S. only has 25 days of diesel fuel left which could prove terrible consequences. But it may even be worse than it sounds!… and not just for the U.S. but the rest of the world. However, no one has done the research to explain the problems, risks, reasons, and affects. In […]

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WHAT IS HAND-SCRAPED HARDWOOD FLOORING? Hand-scraped hardwood flooring was a staple in homes for centuries. This traditional flooring was the norm throughout history before machines were invented for planing and sanding. This method required a master craftsman to hand plane every board with nothing other than a hand plane tool. The result was smooth uneven […]

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What is circular sawn wood flooring? Circular saws were invented in the late 18th century and were in common use in sawmills in the United States by the middle of the 19th century. The invention transformed America allowing sawmills to substantially increase their production compared to the historic method of a whipsaw. A whipsaw was […]

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August Rustic White Oak Flooring Special, only $9.45 per square + shipping! 200 square foot minimum purchase. For a free quote please click here or call us at 406.642.7120. All we’ll need in order to give you a delivered price for your project is the square footage and a delivery zip code. Live sawn, wide […]

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THE BIOLOGY BEHIND BLUE STAIN IN BEETLE KILL PINE The term symbiosis comes from the Ancient Greek “syn” — “with” — and “bíosis” — “living” — and is the close and often long-term interactions between different biological species. Often this interaction is obligate, in that neither can live without the other. One classic example is […]

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Mass timber, an engineered product of composite wood, provides a futuristic way to use one of the world’s oldest building materials BY MICHELE LERNER | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JULY 10, 2022 | MANSION GLOBAL Towers of concrete and steel are expected in urban environments, but in a move that embraces the past and the future, wood may become the […]

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Source: Windermere by Matthew Gardner The following analysis of select counties of the Montana real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to […]

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Source: Montana Free Press While the median home price in the city nears $500,000, officials believe a record number of housing permits last year is reason for hope. Missoula’s shortage of homes on the market, growing population, skyrocketing rents, and record sale prices have residents questioning what the area’s housing market will look like in […]

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What’s the difference between unfinished pine and prefinished pine wall paneling? This short video shows how our 2-coat factory finish “pops” the natural color in our Beetle Kill T&G knotty pine paneling. For a small additional upcharge, you can purchase our factory-finished Beetle Killed Pine wall paneling with our 2-coat, satin, clear varnish. 100% of […]

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By: Karen Knapp Recently, I was having a conversation with my children, 14 and 18 years of age. I had to stop them many times to clarify what they were saying. I came to the realization that I am WAY out of touch with modern day talk! So I did what any parent would do, I googled […]

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Every material thing we use begins with extraction of natural resources and ends with disposal. The only truly renewable and sustainable raw material is wood and that begins with logging. The extraction, processing, manufacturing, and eventual disposal of raw materials and goods entails a complex web of economic activity and energy consumption. The full “life cycle” of […]

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Beetle-killed Trees can be More than Just Dead Wood By Clare Tattersall About 20 years ago, a rice-size insect began to wreak havoc on British Columbia’s interior landscape. In one year alone, 140 cubic metres of mature lodgepole pine were wiped out. These beetles were destroying trees at an alarming rate and left behind a […]

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The Price of Lumber Why is lumber (and everything else) so expensive right now? Explained here by George Gammon Think about this. The real economy is at the mercy of the financial economy. It was never meant to be this way. If the financial economy fails, then so does the real economy. This doom loop […]

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Live Sawn White Oak Flooring Live Sawn White Oak, also referred to as French Cut White Oak is a European approach to cutting lumber. Live sawn cut floors apply a century-old technique that has long been the standard style of cutting logs in Europe. This is the most unique way to cut a log into […]

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The Rise of the Carbon-Negative Building Buildings are currently the source of about one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Until recently, most of those emissions have come from the energy needed for heating, lighting, and so on. But that pattern is starting to change. As buildings become more energy efficient and the energy system decarbonizes, […]

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