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Build Beautifully With Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar (WRC) has been used for centuries to build homes, businesses and outdoor structures. The wood itself comes from an evergreen coniferous tree native to western North America and builders love it because it’s an excellent thermal insulator which protects buildings from extreme heat and cold. WRC lumber is traditionally used for siding, […]

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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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Once a month we publish unique content for our customers, partners and colleagues in the Lumber & Building Industries. Join our email list and stay up to date with insider tips, tricks and building strategies.

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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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