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Forest Management and Climate Change

“Trees are living storage vessels of carbon.  Greenhouse gases – such as carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere are causing the earth’s climate to gradually warm.  During photosynthesis, trees and other plants pull CO2 from the atmosphere and convert it to carbohydrates that fuel growth.  The carbon remains stored in the cellulose of the trees […]

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Identifying Areas of Forest Productivity

Science Findings Marie Oliver USDA: Department of Agriculture December 2015   “New Research reveals how topography, soil temperature and subtle shifts in soil drainage are key drivers in ecosystem function in the coastal temperate rain forests of southeast Alaska and British Columbia.  These studies, by Dave D’Amore and his colleagues, provide a better understanding of the influence […]

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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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Rustic Ponderosa Pine

    Ponderosa Pine works perfectly to create a rustic feel, as seen here with the rustic flooring, wainscoting and hand peeled log bunk bed. We stock the Ponderosa Pine Tongue and Groove in both 1″ and 2″ thickness, as well as, 6″ and 8″ widths.

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New Project Photos

Originally posted on designarchitectureblog:
Photo by Gibeon Photography New project photos are available to view on Locati Architects’ website.  The home is the Snowdays Residence located in Big Sky, Montana, and features a contemporary-rustic design aesthetic.  The clients wanted a mountain home that steered away from the more traditional or “heavy” feel of decor that…

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Owl’s Nest

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Is Your Home Dressed To Impress? These Interior Decorating Tips Can Get Your Home Picture Perfect In No Time!

Originally posted on Home Remodeling And Renovation Expert:
Technology is so advanced today that many things you can do easier now. Designing a house is now way easier thanks to technology. Would you like some suggestions? Well, read the tips laid out here and find out what you can do to create the home you…

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DIY Toolkit: Essential Tools For Minor House Repairs

Originally posted on Reliable Home Sales:
When it comes to home and family, expenses are inevitable. With prices rising everywhere, every penny saved counts. Wouldn’t it be great if you could save on home repairs too? Fortunately, if you have some of these common household tools, you don’t have to spend that extra cash on…

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3-key things to know when building a house

Originally posted on Building the Bennett's:
I never thought that our first home would be a house that we would build.  The process so far has been (and continues to be) a great learning experience.  Any first time building should know that It is a big project to take on and there is a…

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For the Love of Wood

Originally posted on Alex Cowan:
Recently, Alex Cowan Custom Woodworking has been working with O’Neill Studios building out an amazing restaurant space for Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington, Virginia. ACCW took apart and reclaimed the wood from an old barn out in Berryville, Virginia, and has been finding ways to incorporate this amazing aged wood into Maggie O’Neill’s amazing…

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