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Gary Allison's Family Gathering Place

2013 Personal Best First Place Winner in Exterior Projects, LT40 owner Gary Allison

Gary Allison used his Wood-Mizer LT40 sawmill to find an excellent use of space on his property as well as ause for logs that would’ve otherwise gone to waste. As Gary’s family expanded, his house was becoming a little too small for entertaining and hosting family gatherings. Wife his wife’s encouragement, they decided to create an outdoor space for the whole family to spent time together. The resulting project is a roomy 14’ x 21’ gazebo. All 1,750 board feet of the lumber Gary needed came from deodar cedar logs he salvaged from an urban forest. These logs were destined for the landfill, but Gary was able to use his Wood-Mizer LT40 to transform them into beautiful lumber for the posts, rafters, headers, railing, ballisters, and roof decking. Because of the sawmill’s accuracy of cut and minimal waste, he was able to maximize the amount of wood he yielded from the logs and estimated he saved $3,500 by using his Wood-Mizer sawmill. “I was relieved to have it done,” said Gary. “I’m happy it came together as I envisioned it.”




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