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! 

Dakota Timber Co's Holiday Sale + Small Business Saturday Deals!

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Small Business Saturday is one of our favorite days of the year! We love seeing the Fargo-Moorhead community out in droves supporting their favorite local businesses all throughout the region.

This year, you'll see huge savings on some great in-stock material. We're also excited to introduce a limited edition of DIY kits including these awesome reclaimed wood boot mats and a reclaimed wood blanket ladder kit - these kits will include everything you need to make your project from start to finish using Dakota Timber Co's reclaimed lumber!

SALE Specs:

  • Live-Edge Slabs: 20%-50% off
  • In-stock paneling: 20% off
  • In-stock Mantels and Shelves: 20%-70% off
  • Bargain Board Bundles: $5-$15 each
  • HATS: $10
  • TSHIRTS: $6
  • DIY Blanket Ladder Kit: $30
  • DIY Wood Mat Kit: $20
  • Make & Take Coasters and String Art: FREE!
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A Rustic and Cozy Reclaimed Cabin

Get ready to swoon over this gorgeous lakefront cabin out in Northwest Montana! This cabin is the perfect blend of cozy, rustic, and refined - with reclaimed wood galore and a bright & simple approach to decor. 

Dakota Timber Co. provided a ton of material for the home, from the exterior siding and beams to the flooring, trims, ceiling, and mantels inside. This cabin is a perfect example of the many ways that you can utilize wood in your home, from functional applications like flooring & beam work to decorative applications like paneling, trim, and even furniture.

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The  exterior of the cabin utilized our reclaimed exterior siding in a reverse board & batten style. The combination of reclaimed pine & fir boards creates a lot of visual interest and the material will continue to gain character over time. 

Reverse board & batten reclaimed siding gives the exterior of the cabin a warm & rustic feel - perfect for it's lakeside location amongst the beautiful tamaracks of Northwestern Montana!

Reverse board & batten reclaimed siding gives the exterior of the cabin a warm & rustic feel - perfect for it's lakeside location amongst the beautiful tamaracks of Northwestern Montana!

Reclaimed exterior siding pairs perfectly with corten accents. The steel will slowly rust over time complimenting the tones of the wood and making the exterior of this garage fit right into it's natural environment.

Reclaimed exterior siding pairs perfectly with corten accents. The steel will slowly rust over time complimenting the tones of the wood and making the exterior of this garage fit right into it's natural environment.

The mix of wood tones in the reclaimed siding makes it easy to introduce other wood accents like doors, beams, and decking.

The mix of wood tones in the reclaimed siding makes it easy to introduce other wood accents like doors, beams, and decking.

Simple black fixtures and hardware are used throughout the house to compliment the natural wood surfaces. Shake shingles side the screened in porch.

Simple black fixtures and hardware are used throughout the house to compliment the natural wood surfaces. Shake shingles side the screened in porch.

A lakeside view of the cabin reveals the reclaimed exterior window trim and metal roofing. Reclaimed window and floor trim was used throughout the interior of the home as well.

A lakeside view of the cabin reveals the reclaimed exterior window trim and metal roofing. Reclaimed window and floor trim was used throughout the interior of the home as well.

We were so excited to provide reclaimed exterior material for this home. As much as we love providing interior materials like reclaimed paneling, shelves, and mantels we are passionate about functional sustainable materials. Reclaimed wood siding can completely change the entire feel of an otherwise simple design. Could you imagine this home covered in vinyl siding?

Adding reclaimed trim to interior doors & windows is a simple way to make your space unique or tie in material from an accent wall or ceiling. This trim compliments the material that was used for the ceiling in the main room of the house.

Adding reclaimed trim to interior doors & windows is a simple way to make your space unique or tie in material from an accent wall or ceiling. This trim compliments the material that was used for the ceiling in the main room of the house.

We love that this homeowner did not shy away from mixing wood tones. When it comes to natural patina reclaimed wood you can easily mix and match with other wood tones as the material has such a variety of color tones in it.

We love that this homeowner did not shy away from mixing wood tones. When it comes to natural patina reclaimed wood you can easily mix and match with other wood tones as the material has such a variety of color tones in it.

Our favorite room in the cabin is the main room which features warm reclaimed wood flooring, beautiful rugs, a cozy couch with plenty of pretty pillows and the most amazing fireplace we have ever seen.

The ceiling in this room utilizes exposed beams and reclaimed paneling provided by Dakota Timber Co. The fireplace mantel was custom built in a box-beam style (as opposed to a solid beam) and the homebuilder did an incredible job down to every detail.

Exposed beams and reclaimed paneling make this ceiling the focus of the room. The black light fixtures give the whole room the true feeling of a mountain cabin.

Exposed beams and reclaimed paneling make this ceiling the focus of the room. The black light fixtures give the whole room the true feeling of a mountain cabin.

Can you catch all of the reclaimed material we provided in this one photo alone? Flooring, trim, mantel, ceiling beams, and paneling. Neutral rugs and patterned pillows are the perfect accents for this space.

Can you catch all of the reclaimed material we provided in this one photo alone? Flooring, trim, mantel, ceiling beams, and paneling. Neutral rugs and patterned pillows are the perfect accents for this space.

A detail of the reclaimed flooring which we sold unfinished. The homebuilder stained & sealed the material on site. 

A detail of the reclaimed flooring which we sold unfinished. The homebuilder stained & sealed the material on site. 

Large picture windows reveal a perfect view of the lake. Here you can see a small peek of the table top we finished which was installed on a repurposed table base.

Large picture windows reveal a perfect view of the lake. Here you can see a small peek of the table top we finished which was installed on a repurposed table base.

White walls and white accepts like kitchen cabinets, rugs, and bedding keep this small cabin feeling open and bright. Windows also help bring in natural light and on cloudy days carefully chosen fixtures brighten the space.

Simple white bedding and consistent black accents like the bed frame, lamp, and curtain rod give the rooms a consistent look.

Simple white bedding and consistent black accents like the bed frame, lamp, and curtain rod give the rooms a consistent look.

Our live edge ash slabs make an appearance in the form of this custom bench. finished an ash slab to the client's desired stain and had our metal fabricator Brock Davis make simple legs.

Our live edge ash slabs make an appearance in the form of this custom bench. finished an ash slab to the client's desired stain and had our metal fabricator Brock Davis make simple legs.

White cabinets and subway tile compliment the reclaimed wood floor that runs through the house. Black hardware also runs throughout the entire space keeping a clean and consistent look to the small space.

White cabinets and subway tile compliment the reclaimed wood floor that runs through the house. Black hardware also runs throughout the entire space keeping a clean and consistent look to the small space.

We are still blown away by the finished cabin. It's refreshing to see a project that utilizes reclaimed wood in so many different ways. We loved being able to be a one-stop supplier for such a variety of materials and hope that you've been inspired by this project.

To see more photos of this cabin be sure to follow @tamarack.cabin.montana on Instagram. You'll see behind the scenes photos of the home in progress and sneak peaks of design choices as the owner continues to make the space "home".

We love that our material has made it all the way to Montana but would be thrilled to see more cabins like this in our local community and in the lakes area of MN. If you or someone you know is in the planning process of a new home or lake palce- it's the perfect time to consider your materials! Could you incorporate some reclaimed siding? Maybe use genuine reclaimed exterior beams instead of new timbers or box beams? We would love to help you throughout the process and show you that reclaimed wood can be so much more than accent paneling!

 

 

A huge thanks to the Morrison family who allowed us to photograph and share their beautiful home!

 

 

Live Edge Ash Slabs from Fargo's Own Urban Logged Lumber!

Certain parts of Fargo are notorious for their beautifully lined boulevards - 8th St South and North Broadway are both lined with mature trees and there are plenty of ash & elm in older neighborhoods close to downtown.

Trees help provide shade and add beauty to cities that otherwise can get easily overwhelmed by man made structures... but sometimes it is necessary to cut trees down for the health of the whole community.

At Dakota Timber Company we are committed to sourcing lumber sustainably to meet a wide range of commercial and residential needs- from functional applications like exterior siding and hardwood flooring to more decorative uses like wall paneling, shelves, and mantels. Whatever the end product- it is always our goal to save trees.

Most of the time this takes the form of sourcing reclaimed material - lumber that was logged long ago then utilized in it's original form (a beam in a building, siding on a barn, etc.) and was recently repurposed after the dismantling of the original structure. Urban logged lumber is another way to source lumber in a sustainable fashion - utilizing the lumber from urban trees that have to be taken down due to invasive species, placement on property lines, death/disease, or general damage.

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A program to remove & replace ash trees throughout Fargo (as a preventative measure against the Emerald Ash Borer) has lead to us being able to offer locally logged & milled live edge slabs. This wood would otherwise end up taking a trip through a wood chipper and being tossed in the local landfill but we are able to process it into gorgeous live edge slabs and other lumber products.

Live edge slabs open up a whole new world of design potential - from furniture like tables & benches to shelving with an organic edge. Bark on, bark off, raw or finished... there are so many different ways to use these beautiful pieces of lumber. We're excited to see what all of the creative people in our community come up with!

Our live edge slabs are all ash and come in a variety of sizes, ranging in price from $20 - $200 ready for your project! Swing by our showroom to see the selection in person or run a quick search for "live edge" online for a world of ideas for a project of your own. 

Reclaimed Wood Project Boards

There are a lot of things we love about our new space at 3202 7th Ave N in Fargo (the spacious showroom, the fact that our finishing, milling, and machining operations are all under one roof, and the ample yard space for an ever expanding inventory... just to name a few). 

One of the new features our clients love the most, however, is our new grab & go reclaimed board section. Just behind the main wall in our showroom we have a huge selection of reclaimed wood boards that are perfect for DIY projects.

We stock reclaimed boards ranging from $2-$15 depending on size. 

We stock reclaimed boards ranging from $2-$15 depending on size. 

Whether you're looking for a few small boards or enough reclaimed lumber to put together a coffee table or desk, we stock our by the board section weekly with material that is ready to take home. 

There's no need to distress new lumber or tear apart pallets - we have the largest selection of authentic reclaimed lumber in the region at prices that can't be beat. Swing in any time M-F 9am to 5:30 or Saturday from 9am - noon to browse our by the board section and find the perfect piece for your project!

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A Fresh Batch of Burleigh

While we absolutely love offering such a wide range of paneling styles - we have to admit that we have a few favorites... and so do our clients! Burleigh is by far one of our most popular paneling styles - a simple, no frills, reclaimed mix of original patina barn board that looks great in almost any application.

Watch along as we pile up a fresh batch of one of our favorite reclaimed woo paneling styles at our shop in Fargo, ND,

Literal TONS of Reclaimed Wood Mantels

We have been providing tons (literally... metric tons!) of reclaimed wood mantels to home owners and home builders this spring. From rustic to refined- we can cut, mill, sand, stain, and finish a custom reclaimed mantel to a nearly endless variety of sizes and styles.

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Our mantels are all made to order from reclaimed timbers that once lived as beams in barns, grain elevators, and other buildings throughout the Midwest. Our lumber yard is full of these reclaimed beauties just waiting to be transformed and installed above your cozy fireplace!

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We are happy to sell raw, unfinished timbers for use as mantels but are better known for making ready to install, pre-finished reclaimed mantels. We even sell custom-made mounting hardware manufactured right here in Fargo by a local welding company!

A variety of mantel styles are on display in our showroom, note that the visible hardware is not the hardware that we offer to mount your mantel and is for display purposes only - our hardware will allow your mantel to "float" with no visible hardware.

A variety of mantel styles are on display in our showroom, note that the visible hardware is not the hardware that we offer to mount your mantel and is for display purposes only - our hardware will allow your mantel to "float" with no visible hardware.

Whether you are looking for a super rustic mantel or something a little more modern with cleaner lines, we can achieve just about any look through milling, machining, and finishing techniques. Our showroom in Fargo, ND displays some of our most popular sizes and styles and we are always happy to help you determine the right size and decide on the right finish for your particular project.

Reclaimed Mantel FAQ

Q: How much do mantels cost?

A: Mantels are priced by the board foot which is a unit of volume for timbers. You can download a quick reference sheet for pricing your mantel here or contact us with your specific size and style for a custom quote.

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Q: How do I install my mantel? / Will you install my mantel?

A: Our favorite way to install mantels is using our custom made mounting hardware. Our staff can consult with you to determine how many brackets you will need for your mantel and advise you on the process. We are unable to offer install services at this time but we do have a list of talented local craftsman that we refer for these types of projects. Building a home? Your home builder will mostly likely be able to see to the installation of your mantel :)

Q: Can I pick out the exact beam used for my mantel?

A: We have pretty limited showroom space so the mantels we have on display are only examples of different styles and finishes that are available. We usually choose the beam that we will use for your mantel based on your desired "look", keeping in mind your preference for nail holes, notches, splits, and other characteristics. If you are hoping to hand-select your beam we encourage you to make an appointment so that we can have a staff member walk you through our yard. To make an appointment please call us at 701-361-8827 or email us at info@dakotatimberco.com

 

 

 

 

 

ICSS Partners With AENDEE - Launches "the Little Scrappy Tree Company"

Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Putting up a Christmas Tree can be a joyful, painful, delightful family time. The cure for the trauma of trimming the tree: A Little Scrappy Tree. One couple's crazy idea is now a reality.

In a south Moorhead shop, Ashley Dedin and Seth Carlson have their own Santa's Little Workshop. Two elves cutting and drilling old, recycled and now re-purposed wood.

"And then it is just a matter of working your way up in layers," Dedin said.

A few pieces of layered wood, a steel rod and wooden base and you have what has become this area's newest holiday business: A Little Scrappy Tree.

"You could make these out of wood, but the fact they are made out of wood that had a different life as something else and being turned into a tree again," Dedin said.

You can buy the tree raw, bring it home and decorate it or buy already lighted with garland made out of flannel shirts.

From small to custom made tall little scrappy trees. From $25 to $95. Seth and Ashley each have their own creative businesses. Seth reclaimed wood, Ashley turns shirts into bowties, and they combined their talents to come up with this. 

"White pine, douglas fir, ponderosa pine and those are usually Christmas trees, and so it is kind of funny that the wood is going back and becoming a Christmas tree after it lived one or two lives," Carlson said.

A simple product made right here now being shipped to Christmas tree lovers around the world.

You can make your own Little Scrappy Tree on Thursday December 3rd at the south Moorhead warehouse.

Watch the WDAY interview here:  http://www.wday.com/news/3885839-fargo-moorhead-made-little-scrappy-tree-co-turns-wood-and-steel-christmas-miracle-your

ICSS To Stock Large Reclaimed Wood Timbers In Addition To Millwork

Although ICSS has been involved in the salvaged wood industry since 2008, we are coming up on our second year of business here in Fargo, ND and have decided to begin stocking large reclaimed wood timbers in addition to providing millwork services.  

Never would we have expected the amazing outreach of support and enthusiasm this community has shown toward this industry in that time. Each day we are growing and helping bring sustainable building products into people's homes and businesses.

Our goal isto offer as diverse of an array of reclaimed wood products as is possible. To date, we offer paneling, flooring, mantels, raw board stock, and now a large inventory of beams. We custom machine and mill our wood right here in Fargo. We are the supplier, millwork, and retailer. No middle-men here. 

With our move to stock large beams, we hope to bring more structural components to people's homes that are 100% reclaimed and sustainable. The idea is that we can reduce the impact of modern-day logging by counteracting the demand with salvaged wood that was already logged over 100 years ago. 

Since the beginning, ICSS and its founder, Seth Carlson, have always embraced sustainability and reuse over profits. To this day, our overarching goal is to provide affordable access to sustainable products for anyone who demands it. You want to co-exist with the planet? Great. We'd love to help you make that happen.

Salvaging Bleachers From The Napoleon Dynasty | North Dakota Reclaimed Wood Supplier

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It was an honor to work hand in hand with Napoleon Public Schools this week. I had the privilege of salvaging the bleacher boards that had been in use in their main gymnasium since the 1950s. 

For those who don't know, Napoleon, ND is a small town in south central North Dakota. Napoleon is famous for their successful wrestling program which has dominated North Dakota high school wrestling for decades. With over a dozen state team championships on their belt and a multitude of individual wrestling championships, Napoleon is truly a dynasty. 

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As a former North Dakota high school wrestler who spent countless hours watching [and competing against] the Napoleon team, I truly gained respect for these athletes and the community that backed them. A successful program like the Napoleon Wrestling team is only possible with the full support of their community. I felt that support coming from their fans back when I was in high school, and I still felt that pride and support the day I pulled these old bleachers out of their school. 

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It's kind of crazy to think how some things come back around in your life like this. Never did I think thatI would have a chance to own a piece of Napoleon High School history. I can say that it is an honor to hold onto a piece of this history that not only represents the many decades of amazing athletes from this small town, but more importantly--the fans and the community. Without this community, none of this success could have been possible. 

An immense amount of pride, respect, and love came from fans seated on these bleachers over the years. My crew and I are exceedingly honored that we are able to spread that pride, respect, and love onto new generations. Let's stop just building new houses and instead start building history into our homes... one old board at a time.

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