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Practicing Farm, Forest, and Frame Sustainability in Western North Carolina

Sometimes the size of a business is less important than the potential impact a company can have on the community it serves. Mountain Works’ core approach to business revolves around its function as a demonstration project seeking to bring about change in the way most forestry and agriculture is done in America.

 

Handcrafting End Grain Cutting Boards in Nova Scotia

Located on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, Larch Wood handcrafts wooden end grain cutting boards from sustainably managed and harvested larch trees. In addition to its beautiful coloring and grain patterns, Larch Wood specializes in end grain cutting boards because they are durable and feature a self-healing cutting surface.

 

Plant Nursery in Cancun, Mexico Adds Wood Products to Supplement Business

Espacios Verdes is a plant nursery in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico that carries a wide selection of native and exotic plants, cacti, and more. The company recently purchased a Wood-Mizer LX450 portable sawmill in order to build palm roofs, plant displays, furniture, and other wood products to supplement their business.

 

Handcrafting Zen Chairs in Japan

At the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, world-renowned woodworker Tak Yoshino creates custom, handcrafted chairs that promote proper and healthy posture through the practice of Zen. As a result of his chairs receiving worldwide acclaim and an increasing number of woodworkers learning Japanese carpentry from Tak, he is currently building a woodworking school with sustainably harvested timber from his own forest.

 

Customer Spotlight: Two Friends, Two LT15s

Operating two growing and thriving businesses that enable six families to make a living, Neptali Lopez and Gabriel Gómez run two Wood-Mizer LT15 sawmills to produce lumber for a variety of indoor furniture in Xalapa, Mexico.

 

Manufacturing Rustic Furniture in Rio Grande, Brazil

Since childhood, Adriano Fuhr watched and helped his father work in a furniture factory, which sparked his interest in woodworking from a young age. The economic situation faced by the country at that time prevented the continuation of the company, forcing the family to replace their business with another one that would provide greater stability.

 

North Carolina Homesteader Builds Mobile Solar Kiln

A self-proclaimed homesteader, Nathan Brown was tired of powderpost beetles destroying the lumber he laid out to air dry, so he decided to build a solar kiln. 

 

Crafting Fine Handmade Furniture in Tasmania

Recognized as one of Tasmania’s finest wood furniture craftsmen, fourth generation woodworker Craig Howard turns sustainable sourced timber into handmade furniture in Tasmania’s capital city of Hobart.

 

Revitalizing Urban Trees in London for a Second Life

English woodworker, Mark Gould, salvages an urban tree in London with help from a Wood-Mizer portable sawmill.

 

Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow for English Carpenter

Engineer-turned-carpenter, Paul Grainger, has spent 20 years building a thriving business with a Wood-Mizer LT40 sawmill at the heart of the operation.

 

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