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Most Popular Home Renovations for 2021

With so many people staying home over the past 16 months, home renovation projects were more popular than ever. Due to the Covid restrictions during 2020 and into 2021, many people started looking at their homes differently and realized that they needed to or had time to make some small adjustments and/or large changes. This […]

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Lumber Grades

Learn what lumber grades mean and how to choose the best one for your project. Get a Free Quote with jobsite direct delivery.

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How To Choose The Best Building Materials

Which lumber species will work best for your next project? Whether you are building, remodeling or just taking on a small project, you will want to find the very best species of lumber to use in order to end up with the best results. Western Red Cedar brags an even grain, flexibility and strength that […]

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How To Improve The Value of Your Next Building Project

New buildings, remodels and other building projects deserve the beauty of natural wood and Bear Creek Lumber is here to help you get the best quality for the best price! Get a FREE quote today!

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Ultimate Guide to Building A Cedar Deck

Are you thinking of building a deck this year? Maybe a brand new deck, a small remodel or a complete replacement… As the summer draws closer and we think about spending more time outdoors, we often think of improvements for our backyards. Especially in the midst of the pandemic. A wonderful, cost effective and long […]

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2021 Building Industry Forecast

Hello 2021! 2020 was a wild ride of a year in the building industry and fortunately it looks like 2021 will have a much more optimistic outlook overall. Many projects that were shut down last year will have a chance to be completed in this one. You may need to act quickly though if you […]

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Best Practices for Planning Your 2021 Project

How to Make Sure Your Next Building Project Doesn’t Get Caught Short With the new year right around the corner, there are new ideas, projects and goals brewing. Some of us want to remodel our houses, others are finally going to build that patio, and/or maybe you want to spruce up your guest room. Whatever […]

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How Forest Management Can Help Prevent Forest Fires

Here’s Why Climate Change, Population Density and Forestry Management Practices Can All Contribute to Catastrophic Forest Fires In the past 30 years, forest fires have been devastating around the world and specifically here on the West Coast of the United States. Dry climates, changes in forestry management practices and increased population density have contributed to […]

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Timberline Newsletter Is Back!

Welcome Back to the Timberline Blog! Timberline was first started as a monthly newsletter back in 1985 by Ela Bannick, who wrote it faithfully, every month, for 21 years. Each month, Ela would gather the latest in industry news, share what was happening in the Methow Valley and any special deals the lumberyard was offering. […]

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Seasoning Checking

Seasoning checking is a natural part of wood shrinkage that occurs as the moisture in the wood cells dry.   Wood shrinks as the moisture decrease and swells when the moisture increases. Generally we run into seasoning checking being a problem in timbers, but it can affect board stock as well.  When we sell timbers […]

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