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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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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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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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Okanogan County Electric Co-op August 2013 Newsletter – Understanding Power Outages

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Proudly Displaying our Products at the Annual Methow Valley Tour of Homes

Annual Methow Valley Tour of Homes. Aug 10, 2013. Come take a tour of a unique selection of gorgeous Methow Valley homes. Many of the homes on this tour were built with Bear Creek Lumber wood products. Local builders have crafted these homes with our siding, decking, paneling trim, post & beam products and much […]

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