Blog

07
Jul

The Art of Selecting The Right Log for the Right Wood Product

Finding quality logs for a sawmill is always challenging, especially for a specialty sawmill like Marks Lumber. In the industry, facilities that turn ...

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29
Jun

Lumber Terminology 2

Terminology and Why It is Important I was just reading an interesting article in a lumber newsletter about the actual size of a 4x4. I have attached a...

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25
May

Lumber Terminology...

..And Why it is Important Terminology is always important when you are ordering wood.  Like all professions, people in the lumber business have certai...

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12
May

Helena Vigilante Parade

Helena Vigilante Parade is May 12, 2017. The first Vigilante Parade was May 1924. It has continued to grow bigger and better every year.  For para...

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03
May

Easy Installation on Circle Sawn Flooring

Monday morning Crew Meeting comment:  One of our employee's, Cody Marks, finished up a side job installing 1,000 sq ft of our circle sawn Doug Fi...

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29
Apr

Live Blog - Perma-Chink Workshop

Live Blog by Jeremy Glatz Perma-Chink Log and Woodsided Home Maintenance Workshop 4/29-9:38 am Marks Lumber is excited to welcome Perma-Chink log home...

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16
Mar

Bark Sorting Plant Updated and Running

It's Spring! Landscape Time! It’s been a long, cold winter in Clancy—but with the warming weather, it’s getting to be landscape season and Marks ...

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10
Mar

New Log Turner in The Sawmill

Marks Lumber Millwright Seth Slocum is leading a project to install a new (to us) Sering bar-style log turner. The goal is to improve efficiency in th...

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24
Feb

Businesses Built with Marks Products - Grub Stake

Flooring, Timbers, Tongue and Groove -- Plus Cold Beer! The Original The Grub Stake, located in the North Helena Valley is a popular destination for f...

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15
Feb

MATE Show - Billings Montana

See Marks Lumber Made in Montana, Grown in Montana Products in Billings! February 16-17-18 It's officially show season. Marks Lumber is going to ...

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07
Feb

Marks Lumber Products In Action

Businesses Displaying Marks Lumber Products Sometimes seeing products in action can get the creative juices flowing and really help a vision for a pro...

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12
Jan

A Cold Day at The Sawmill

The Marks Lumber sawmill doesn’t run very well below 0 (degrees Fahrenheit). So with this cold January we are busy making repairs and minor improvemen...

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22
Dec

Merry Christmas!

Thanks so much for your support over the past year. Have a very Merry Christmas. and a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2017....

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16
Dec

Top Five Things to do With Douglas Fir Bark

5. Eat it! Fir Bark – yum. Well if you are lost in the woods you can make soup. Apparently, an entire fir tree is edible.  Adding some bark (the inner...

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08
Dec

Marks Lumber Christmas Party

We got almost the whole gang together for our western themed Christmas Party. This is a great way to introduce you to some of the great, and somewhat ...

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30
Nov

Positive PR For Marks Lumber

The Helena Independent Record did a nice piece on Marks Lumber and the Wood Innovation Grant we received from the US Forest Service. Read the Independ...

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22
Nov

Happy Thanksgiving

There is so much to be thankful for. We should all be thankful for health that we enjoy, for opportunities we enjoy, and of course our families and fr...

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22
Nov

Firewood - More Than Just Renewable Bio-Fuel

Forestry projects often require the removal of large numbers of smaller sick or damaged trees that will not make poles or saw logs. Marks Lumber often...

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17
Nov

Circle Sawn Flooring Now End-Matched!

Montana Rough Sawn Flooring can get BetterAs part of our on-going effort to improve our products, Marks Lumber has started end-matching our circle saw...

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16
Nov

New Web Presence

Thanks to the crew at Prime, Inc--Bozeman, MT--we have a great new web-site. The Marks team looks forward to providing better service through this web...

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09
Nov

Lumber Grades – What Do They Mean to Me?

One of the very first questions we ask most customers when they contact us is either "What grade are you looking for?” or something less direct a...

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02
Nov

Parking Lot Paved

Less Mud!  Marks Lumber has paved the main part of our yard, over 55,000 square feet. This smoother and less dusty surface will make it easier to serv...

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12
Jul

5 Reasons to Consider Circular Sawn Flooring

Circle sawn flooring is a beautiful, durable flooring choice that provides excellent value. Here are five reasons to consider circle sawn flooring in ...

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01
Aug

Do You Know Where Your Wood Flooring Comes From?

Making a purchase or consuming products that are grown and manufactured locally minimizes ecological impact and maximizes benefit to your local commun...

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11
Aug

Sawing Specialty Lumber Products

This is the second in the continuing series on how Montana Logs are harvested and then top-quality wood products manufactured. In the previous post, “...

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16
Aug

Marks Lumber's Process for Drying and Grading Lumber

Drying Montana Lumber  After the cutting process, lumber products are ready to be dried and the yard/planer team at Marks Lumber takes over. This is ...

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29
Aug

Expert Tips for Installing Circle Sawn Douglas Fir Flooring

Circle sawn wood flooring adds value, warmth, beauty, and style to a room. With the right preparation, floor system, tools, and installation instructi...

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