Live Edge Slabs

Live edge slabs bring a piece of history and nature to your home, your company…your space.

All of our live edge slabs come from local boulevard trees that have been taken down for preventative reasons, damage, etc. They are then brought to our Fargo yard and milled on one of our two sawmills. Once the logs have been milled into slabs, they are stacked and placed in our kiln to dry. Dry time varies based on many factors but, usually take around 2 months to dry.

Once the wood is dry, the guys work on each individual slab to “clean them up”. This process may involve cutting, planing, and sanding. After the slabs have been flattened, they are brought into our showroom and are available for purchasing. We leave majority of our slabs unfinished allowing you to choose the finish you would like applied to your favorite piece!

Below are a few images of customers slabs made into unique tables, shelves, and more!

Be sure to share your photos with us to be entered into a monthly drawing!

info@dakotatimberco.com

THE PROCESS OF A COOKIE CUT TABLE

We recently got a new sawmill allowing us to cut up to 5' wide live edge slabs as well as cookie cuts! These cookies make for the perfect night stand, coffee table, shelf, and so much more.

We're going to show you a step by step process of what we did to make a rough sawn cookie into a unique little table and describe alternative options for you to do the same!


STEP 1

Find the cookie cut that's right for you! We went with this funky little rough sawn Elm cookie that was roughly 2' in diameter.

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STEP 2

We then made many, many passes through the wide belt sander to make the cookie smooth and flat on both sides. This also made the true color show as well as the incredible figuring.

You can see the difference in color and texture in the image below. The smooth cookie cut is on the left and the rough sawn cookie is on the right. We have a hand full of each smooth and rough sawn in our showroom available for you to take a look at! If you're interested in a rough sawn one, we can smooth it down for you on site.

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STEP 3

Once both sides were completely smooth, we hand sanded the edges to smooth out the cracks and grooves as well as soften the edges.

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STEP 4

We wanted the unique figuring to stand out a little more so we sprayed a couple coats of our standard water based lacquer.

This is something we can do for your purchased cookie or you can purchase a quart of our finish for a fun and simple DIY project! If you plan to finish yourself, you can use a brush to spread the clear coat on.

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STEP 5

Once the finish completely dried, we added three steel hairpin legs to complete the table.

We have a few different styles and sizes of legs available for you to choose from at both our Fargo and Bismarck locations.

In the completed photos below, you can see this table was used for a little kids table but the options are endless for these unique pieces!

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LIVE Reclaimed Wood Paneling Installation

Watch Seth as he channels his inner Bob Ross/Tom Silva/Shoeless Hippie Handyman and presents you with a quick and easy install guide for covering a small nook in reclaimed wood paneling. This 1-2 hour project is a great way to update any room!

*Paneling used in video is LOGAN - natural clear coat on skip sanded reclaimed mix*

Interested in trying this DIY project? View our current selection for paneling & flooring or visit us at either our Fargo or Bismarck location to see our selections in person.

How to: Paneling Installation Guide

Alright.. So you bought some of our paneling but just don't know if you can install it yourself? Well, we're here to provide you with a step-by-step tutorial to help encourage your DIY self!

Optional Material:

  • Laser Level
  • Chalk Line
  • Construction Adhesive

Here's What You Need:

  • Paneling
  • Stud Finder
  • Level
  • Brad Nailer
  • 2" Brad Nails
  • Chop Saw
  • Pneumatic Air Gun
  • Marker

Let's Get Started!

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STEP 1

Open your bundles of paneling and lay out your material in 'easy to grab' piles.

To ensure an even distribution of colors from one of our natural styles, you can lay out the boards in the order you would like them to be placed so you can visually see it before placing it on the wall.

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STEP 2

On your chosen accent wall, use a stud finder to locate your studs.  Not every board needs to hit a stud but knowing where your studs are will help secure the paneling.

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STEP 3

Starting at the bottom corner of your wall, make sure your first board is level by using a hand level or a laser level.

Use your nail gun to tack your board in place trying to hit any studs you may cross along the way.

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OUTLET TIP

If you are placing paneling around an outlet or light switch, you will need to bump out the outlet as you work.  Once your paneling is completely installed, you can replace your outlet cover for a seamless look.

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STEP 4

Continue to lay your boards in rows of the same width and trim pieces once you reach a corner or the end of the wall.  When starting a new row, use your small cut off pieces – this will improve your staggered pattern and prevent creating waste.

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STEP 5

Make sure your paneling is staying level as you work your way up the wall.

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STEP 6

Continue to install the boards row by row until you reach the top of your wall. 

Trim the boards as needed to maintain a stagger, fit to a corner, or go around an outlet.

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STEP 7

Take a step back and admire your new wall..you did it!

Want to print this guide for easier viewing? View our FREE printable paneling install guide here.


Disclaimer: We are not responsible for installation issues or problems that arise during installation.  We will not be liable for any mistakes in calculating the amount of material needed or for improper installation which results in needing extra material to finish the job.

This guide is meant as a reference for basic practices and is not a comprehensive tutorial for the basic carpentry skills needed to successfully install your paneling.  Contact a licensed contractor for professional installation.

Don't want to DIY? Call us for a referral of a recommended installer!

Fargo - 701.361.8827  |  Bismarck - 701.715.6379


SHOW US YOUR WOOD!

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Share photos our your recent project to be featured on our Website, Facebook and Social Media!

Every submission will enter you into a quarterly drawing to win FREE Dakota Timber Co. swag!

Send photos to info@dakotatimberco.com

The Process of Reclaimed Paneling: WARD

Have you ever wondered what the reclaimed material looks like before we mill it into paneling?

Wonder no more!  We recently got a semi load of some one-of-a-kind ND grain elevator material that we have been machining into a new, limited run of paneling called WARD. 

A lot of work goes into the process of turning raw boards into usable material. Read on to see some behind the scenes looks at the process! 

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When the raw grain bin material first arrives, boards are stuck together in stacks by a ton of nails. Before we are able to machine any of the material, our guys have to rip apart the stacks and denail all of the material by hand.

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Once all of the material has been denailed, the boards are milled to a 5/8" thickness and all sides are straightedged for easy installation. 

With this specific paneling style, the top surface is left with its natural patina.  Other paneling selections we offer are either planed, sanded, or finished in a special way to make them look a certain way.

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WARD is a great option for anyone looking for wood with a story. It's the classic reclaimed look that has become so popular and there's a limited amount of it available! 

Call to order this one-of-a-kind WARD paneling style before it's gone!

Fargo: 701-361-8827     Bismarck: 701-715-6379

Paneling Spotlight: WELLS

Our most popular gray paneling style has been a hit lately!

"Wells" is a hand-weathered graywash on an urban hardwood blend. All of this wood is from city trees that are removed from boulevards for disease or old age. We machine that wood into ready-to-install paneling, flooring, and other millwork for your home at unbeatable prices! 

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Recently we had a wave of photo submissions showcasing this popular wood paneling style. Browse below for inspiration. This material has been used on plenty of accent walls, ceiling details, and other unique applications.

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Wells features a flat gray stain that allows some warmth from the wood underneath to show through. There is no clear coat so the style is vey matte and natural looking. 

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Fargo Urban And Reclaimed Wood Producer Expands To Bismarck, ND

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 Clearance paneling bundles, one of a kind reclaimed boards and more are all in stock in our Dakota Timber Co: Bismarck showroom. 

Clearance paneling bundles, one of a kind reclaimed boards and more are all in stock in our Dakota Timber Co: Bismarck showroom. 

Our Bismarck storefront is officially up and running! We had a fantastic turnout for our Store Preview on Saturday May 5th with so much support from the Bismarck community - we can't wait to see all of the creative ways you'll use our material!

 Ready to browse and buy reclaimed lumber, slabs, shelves, mantels, and more!

Ready to browse and buy reclaimed lumber, slabs, shelves, mantels, and more!

The storefront is fully stocked with reclaimed lumber, reclaimed mantels and shelves, live edge slabs, and other wood goods ready to browse and buy. In-stock materials can go home with you immediately and custom orders can be placed for material like paneling, flooring, custom shelves, and custom mantels. 

 Our standard paneling and flooring samples are on display in our Bismarck showroom - all are sold by the square foot and are processed through our Fargo facility.

Our standard paneling and flooring samples are on display in our Bismarck showroom - all are sold by the square foot and are processed through our Fargo facility.

You can find our shop right behind the Sam's Club in Bismarck at 3007 Morrison Ave #4. We'll be open every Thursday + Friday from 10-6pm and on Saturdays from 10-4pm with potential for expanded weekday hours in the future.

 In stock mantels and shelves are a perfect way to finally finish that fireplace project! We have a great selection of one of a kind pieces in stock and can create something custom for you as well!

In stock mantels and shelves are a perfect way to finally finish that fireplace project! We have a great selection of one of a kind pieces in stock and can create something custom for you as well!

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Sneak Peek Of Our New Bismarck Showroom!

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We're excited to be expanding our business to Bismarck this May!

Our new location will be stocked with ready to buy materials like live edge slabs, mantels, shelves, paneling, and other reclaimed & urban wood- all sourced from the Dakotas and processed in our Fargo facility.

 Jack will be managing our Bismarck location. You can find him at the shop Thursday - Saturday!

Jack will be managing our Bismarck location. You can find him at the shop Thursday - Saturday!

Our showroom will be open to the public Thursday-Saturday and we'll keep it stocked with one of a kind pieces ready for any size project. In addition to ready to buy materials we'll be able to easily process custom orders and serve the Western part of the state!

 Our space is currently a blank slate awaiting new fixtures and displays. Just think of all the reclaimed and urban wood we can fit in this space!

Our space is currently a blank slate awaiting new fixtures and displays. Just think of all the reclaimed and urban wood we can fit in this space!

More details about our Grand Opening coming soon! Sign up for our e-mail newsletter (at the bottom of this web page) to stay up to date with the latest news at Dakota Timber Co. 

LOCATION

Dakota Timber Co. (Bismarck)

3007 Morrison Ave #4

Bismarck, ND 58504

HOURS
 

Thursday 10-6pm

Friday 10-6pm

Saturday 10-4pm

CONTACT

Jack Hodorff

701-715-6379

 

New Reclaimed Wood Tiles

 Our hexagon wood tiles measure 6" wide and are available in any of our paneling finishes.

Our hexagon wood tiles measure 6" wide and are available in any of our paneling finishes.

Our adventure into reclaimed wood tiles started with a custom order request from a client. We provided a mix of wood hexagon tiles to be used as the front of a bar in their space and immediately fell in love with the look. 

 Reclaimed wood hexagon tiles on the front of a bar in City Brew Hall.

Reclaimed wood hexagon tiles on the front of a bar in City Brew Hall.

Our reclaimed wood tiles (samples are shown in white) are available in three different shapes - hexagon, herringbone, and subway and can be made in any of our paneling finishes.

The tiles are perfect for adding interest to small spaces like backsplashes, small accent walls or can be used for DIY projects like headboards and desks!

 Herringbone style reclaimed wood tiles are available in any of our paneling finishes.

Herringbone style reclaimed wood tiles are available in any of our paneling finishes.

We put together a Pinterest board full of ideas and inspiration for what you can do with reclaimed wood tiles - the possibilities are endless! Stop by our showroom to see the wood tiles in person and talk with our staff about design ideas. 

WATSON WEDNESDAYS!

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If you've stopped by our shop or showroom within the last year you've probably met Watson. Watson is a 2.5 year old English Setter who belongs to our Master Finisher, Matt Johnson.

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Watson is known to happily greet customers, snooze in his dad's finishing shop, and steal all of our staff's lunches. Most recently however we have put him to work as our un-official (but pretty official) spokesdog!

Each Wednesday Watson will feature a new product or special on our Facebook page. From showcasing special clearance paneling styles to announcing when new slabs are in stock - he'll be bringing you the latest updates!

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So (if you don't already!) be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with what's up with Watson! He's excited for his new job responsibilities here at Dakota Timber Co!