We will be closed Monday the 26th and working limited hours December 27th - January 2nd. Hope everyone has a fun and blessed Christmas!read more
Beetle Killed Pine is running out
We knew this time would come, usable Beetle Killed Pine trees are dwindling. After the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic swept through Western North America 10+ years ago and killed millions of acres of trees, now these dead-standing trees are rapidly deteriorating....read more
Why Box stores are booming in a housing market bust
Source: CNBC As the U.S. housing market falls hard from its pandemic-driven highs, home improvement retailers like Home Depot and Lowe's don’t seem to be feeling the same pain. In fact, they’re faring better than expected. While homebuilding and home remodeling are...read more
The Real Dangers of the Diesel Shortage
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,...read more
What is a hand scraped wood floor?
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...read more
What is circular sawn wood flooring?
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...read more
In ‘Yellowstone,’ Transplants to the West Are the Enemy. Is the Hit Show Right?
Source: Outside, By Maggie Slepian A writer in Bozeman, Montana, grapples with the wealthy wave of newcomers gentrifying the town she moved to ten years ago—as a dirtbag pursuing the western dream. I don’t remember thinking Bozeman was particularly trendy when I moved...read more
How higher interest rates are stifling Montana homebuyers
Real estate professionals say the state’s red-hot market may be cooling off as the Federal Reserve raises rates. Mortgage buyers are feeling the pain. Source: Montana Free Press Searching for a home to buy in Missoula’s pressure cooker housing market over the last...read more
Happy Labor Day
We will be closed Monday the 5th in order to celebrate Labor Day with our families. Hope everyone has a safe and fun Labor Day weekend! Thank you all for your business and support!read more
Better than Shiplap
Why is our Skiplap Wall & Ceiling Boards better than Shiplap lumber? Shiplap, by definition, are “boards that have been milled so the top and bottom of each piece has a rabbet joint so that they can be stacked as siding." In a nutshell, shiplap wood wall boards...read more
Colorado Tree House Project
We had the privilege to be apart of a really fun project with a great client in Colorado. If you're looking for a truly unique experience you must visit this treehouse from Ultimate Cabin Experience. This 3 bedroom 2 bath vacation rental home in Black Hawk Colorado...read more
August Rustic White Oak Flooring Special. Only $9.45 per sq.ft. + shipping!
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...read more
Beetle Killed Pine Deep Dive
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...read more
The Warmth of Wood Taken to New Heights
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...read more
4th of July Skiplap Wood Wall Special!
We will be closed Monday the 4th of July, however we are celebrating the entire month with a special on our Skiplap Wall Cladding, only $6.49 per square foot for the entire month of July! Price does not include shipping, factory direct shipping is available anywhere...read more