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Great installation video of our Prefab Pallet Wood Wall Panels, produced from our client Bend & Sway in Spokane Washington. Prefabricated 4 square feet interlocking panels makes installation quick, clean, and easy. Perfect for the do-it-yourselfer or large scale commercial project. With the appropriate tools a typical 8’x10′ wall can be completed in about an […]

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Source: American Thinkerj By Gary Schiff As is the case with all natural disasters, there is a tendency to point fingers.  Almost always, the finger-pointing misses the point.  We are seeing this play out with the horrific wildfires in California.  Politicians are using them as an opportunity to raise their issues.  The left is raising the “climate change” flag during […]

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Source: The Forest Blog by Russ Vaagen It’s time to change the narrative surround forests and fire.  We can change the outcomes of these fires now, and in the future.  The firestorm in California has ignited a debate.  Unfortunately, the ones getting the attention aren’t always the right voices.  This isn’t about clearcutting our forests so […]

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Hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! We will be closed on Thanksgiving and the following Friday.

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Source: Treesource Climate change is here. In southern forests, it takes the form of novel disturbances – different frequency and severity of drought, fire, wind storms, insect outbreaks, even ice storms – or a combination of these stressors. “How will managers respond to the threats posed by changing climate conditions?” asks USDA Forest Service scientist James […]

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Source: TIME.com We all know how good being in nature can make us feel. We have known it for centuries. The sounds of the forest, the scent of the trees, the sunlight playing through the leaves, the fresh, clean air — these things give us a sense of comfort. They ease our stress and worry, […]

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Source: The Montana Business Quarterly byDorian Smith, Steven Hayes and Kate Marcille For decades, Montana’s largest manufacturing sector was wood products, as measured by the number of employees. Today, that position belongs to fabricated metals, with wood products falling to second and food products close behind. It’s a sign of dramatic change for a state known for its […]

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What’s the difference between prefinished and unfinished wall paneling? This short video shows how our 2 coat factory finish “pops” the natural color in our Beetle Kill Pine Paneling. For a small additional up charge we can factory finish your paneling with our 2 coat, satin, clear varnish. 100% of our pre-fab pallet wood wall […]

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Source: The Seattle Times By Washington Forest Protection Association Sustainable forestry practices are complex and require patience, foresight and close attention to the entire landscape. Called both a science and an art by those in the profession, silviculture is the practice of growing, managing and protecting healthy and sustainable forests. While growing trees may seem straightforward at […]

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Source: www.npr.org In Redding, Calif., where the Carr Fire burned more than 200,000 acres and destroyed more than a thousand homes, there’s a feeling of desperation. Something has to be done to clear the dense stands of trees and thick brush in the mountains around town, or the next fire will be even worse. “It’s […]

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What is end matching and how does it work? End matching is where a piece of flooring, siding, or paneling has a T&G on the ends. This enables the installer to “float” studs or joists and locks each board together on all 4 sides. End matching creates little to no waste since you don’t have […]

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Source: Phys.org A University of Montana researcher has discovered that mountain pine beetles may avoid certain trees within a population they normally would kill due to genetics in the trees. UM Professor Diana Six made the discovery after studying mature whitebark and lodgepole trees that were the age and size that mountain pine beetle prefer, […]

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Source: Anthropocene by Brandon Keim Though sporadic pine beetle outbreaks are a natural part of western U.S. ecosystems, a combination of climate change and drought have made them epidemic. The outbreaks are unusually large and intense, raising fears that pine forests may collapse — yet it seems that some trees are genetically predisposed to withstand attack. They […]

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Voted best selling home decor on HOUZZ ! Prefabricated 4 square feet interlocking panels makes installation quick, clean, and easy. Our pre-fab pallet wood wall panels are perfect for the do-it-yourselfer or large scale commercial project. With the appropriate tools a typical 8’x10′ wall can be completed in about an hour. Our Patent Pending interlocking and ship […]

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Douglas Fir flooring has been the preferred hardwood flooring throughout the Rocky Mountain West for over a century. With a 200 year old proven track record, many old barns, granaries, and western structures still contain Douglas Fir that has withstood the test of time. In fact many of these old structures are being reclaimed and re-manufactured […]

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