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Ed Watson, of Wood Wise Productions, runs beetle-killed lumber through his sawmill near Milner. Woodworkers like Watson are finding new uses for the wood.

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Steamboat woodworkers find new uses, designs for beetle-killed wood

The abundance of beetle-killed pine in the area is stirring the creativity of local woodworkers, who are finding a wide variety of uses for the low-cost, distinctive lumber. Recent logging projects in North Routt County, on Mount Werner and across Steamboat Springs, are producing large quantities of beetle-killed wood.

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