Popular Hardwood Flooring Styles

The moment you decide that you want new flooring, it’s not surprising that the first thought you entertain is the money it will cost you. Don’t think you’re being stingy. In truth, you’re being practical, and consequently, you are being wise. If only money trees actually produced money, you wouldn’t be counting the money in your savings account and guessing how …

Signs That a Wooden Beam is Hand Hewn

Hand hewn wood beams give a home beautiful, natural ambiance. Knowing if a beam is hand hewn is done by examining its straightness, weight, and wood patterns. Wood beams can give your home an amazing look. They’re strong, elegant, and even though wood has been used for centuries to build homes, it has never gone out of style. Today, timber …

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, …

Wide Plank Flooring – Handcrafted One Plank at a Time

Superior Hardwoods of Montana continues to strive to become a major leader in the reclaimed wood flooring industry. One of the unique opportunities I have been given is working with others in the organization to develop and brand new flooring products.  One of my favorites has been the “Glacier Grainery” wide plank hard wood flooring from our Heirloom Series. This …

Thoughts on Reclaimed Flooring

When I think back over the last year or two on my journey in the reclaimed lumber /  reclaimed flooring industry, it was a bit overwhelming at times, even with 30 years in the hardwood lumber business. Reclaimed wood is a horse of a different color when compared to new wood flooring and lumber. Just like anything in life, it …