History in Every Floor | The Makings of Reclaimed Flooring

From magnificent barns, factories, grain elevators and long ago abandoned buildings come the souvenirs of our past written in wood, reclaimed to be re-purposed as flooring in many homes today. Reflecting the battle scars of a previous life – nail holes, knots, insect borings, splits, checks and saw marks all come together in a dramatic fashion to create a truly …

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Reclaimed Wood

Why choose to use reclaimed wood in and around your home or for your next construction or building project? For many people, having wood that’s rich in history and character adds a certain beauty, charm and story to their surroundings. For some, it’s the conservation element that makes reclaimed wood their number one choice. Still others choose reclaimed wood for …

Reclaiming a Piece of the Past in American Chestnut Flooring

Have you ever thought about what it was like for the first American colonists? Can you imagine the thrill of seeing what would become your new homeland after traveling across the vast ocean that separates the United States from Europe? While it may be easy to imagine the excitement that the colonists had when they saw the shoreline, it’s not …

The Magnificent Giant Cedars of Ross Creek in Troy, MT

If you ever just happen to be traveling through northwestern Montana, you may want to visit the famous “Ross Creek Cedar Grove.”  This ancient forest rivals the incredible beauty of the giant sequoias/redwoods of northern California. Many of the trees in this grove are estimated to be over 400 years old, thus being in existence when Columbus first visited America. Our …

A Brief Story of the Pencil

This morning I went to sharpen my pencil in the automatic pencil sharpener and each time I pushed it in and pulled it out, the lead fell out. Frustrating!   My 11 year old son, Bradenn, overheard my despair and said, “Come on Dad, don’t you know you have a bad pencil?” Well just for the record, I didn’t know there …

What Would You Like Us to Blog About?

Since there are so many topics out related to our industry, I thought it might be fun to throw out a question: “What would you like us to blog about?” Although we are a respected reclaimed lumber / siding / flooring company in Montana, we are just getting started when it comes to blogging. When it comes to reclaimed lumber products, …