Ruby River is a warm, weathered red and silver finish inspired by the century-old red barns along the Ruby River in Montana’s Gravelly Range. The peel-and-stick application gives you endless possibilities – create accent walls, doors, stunning ceilings, and more!
Each box includes 25 square feet of random length pieces. The pieces are equipped with double sided tape for easy installation and removal.
Weight: 10 lbs
Dimensions: 60 x 6 x 6
Weathered: this texture resembles a raised grain look.
Circle Sawn Weathered: this texture consists of a circle sawn texture with a raised grain.
Our primary focus is standing dead spruce and lodgepole. Other species available upon request.
Proper acclimation of Montana Ghost Wood is essential to favorable product performance. All wood products expand and contract with changes in the ambient moisture; following these tips will help to minimize the movement of the Ghost Wood products after installation:
1) Locate the Ghost Wood as close to the point of usage as is practicable. (For indoors, locate in the room of usage.)
2) Block off of the ground, cover the top only and protect from direct sunlight and precipitation.
3) Stack using spacers between the layers to allow for free air circulation.
4) Allow to acclimate for 10-14 days or longer depending on conditions.
The goal is for the moisture content of the Ghost Wood to be as close as possible to that of the place of usage.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
“Ruby River” was the third color we came up with for Montana Ghost Wood. One of our favorite places to fish in Montana, the Ruby River begins in the Gravelly Range of southwest Montana, flowing down the mountains into a broad, arid valley and into the Ruby Reservoir. From there the river flows into a valley that lies between the Ruby Range to the south and the magnificent Tobacco Root Mountains to the north. The river ends with the confluence of the Jefferson River at Twin Bridges. In this region, you will find a handful of 100-year-old barns that were once painted red many years ago. The red paint has faded away on most of these barns, leaving beautiful structures with weathered patinas of red and silver-grey.
The Ruby River was named for the deceptive red garnets that early settlers mistook for rubies. The river is narrow and meandering with sulfur springs along its banks. Because it is difficult to access, the river provides excellent fly-fishing in solitude for those who are floating or wading. Its brushy banks and occasional deep holes and undercut banks can make casting difficult.
The Ruby River has been at the center of Montana’s illustrious history. Fur trappers and natives knew the river well. Prospectors and road agents traveled along it carrying gold and supplies. Part of Montana’s folklore is how during the 1860s and ‘70s the stagecoach route called The Vigilante Trail, because of its association with bandits and groups of citizens formed to fight them, ran from Alder Gulch down the Ruby River to Twin Bridges and on to Bannack or Helena. When the gold-seekers moved on, traders and farmers found the Ruby River Valley a congenial place to settle and form long-lasting communities.
1′ – 5′”
3 / 16″
Peel & Stick
Remanufactured Spruce and Lodgepole Pine