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Custer Carpenter Karl Svensson

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Lumber harvested from pine-beetle infested trees carries a distinctive stain that can range in color from light blue to grayish black.  Custer carpenter Karl Svensson has been making the best of a bad situation. He thinks the unique, distinctive stain in the infested-tree lumber is attractive and uses the blue wood in the post-and-beam barns and homes that he's been building in the region for about three years now.