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Sawmilling Success Stories

Sustainable Sawmilling in Hawaii

Established in 2010 as a collaboration between a certified arborist and a sustainable building consultant, Josh Greenspan and Alex Woodbury of Kamuela Hardwoods save logs from the landfill to create locally-sourced, high-quality, salvaged lumber for islander woodworkers, builders, and instrument makers in their Hawaiian community.

 

Urban Sawmilling Series Episode IV - Hunski Hardwoods

James and Nick Hunsaker run Hunski Hardwoods, an urban sawmill near Sacramento, California. Established in 2010, Hunski Hardwoods specializes in salvaging diseased and dying urban trees and milling them into high-quality slabs, lumber, gunstock blanks, billets, and turning wood.

 

Urban Sawmilling Series Episode III - Van Urban Timber

Eric Savics and Danny Hagge established Van Urban Timber to produce live-edge slabs and custom wood furniture from locally salvaged urban trees in Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Urban Sawmilling Series Episode II - Manayunk Timber

Steve Ebner and his daughter Rebecca run Manayunk Timber, an urban sawmill in Pennsylvania, USA specializing in reclaiming old growth wood from 19th century buildings.

 

Industrial Sawmill Business - Westgate Urban Woods

Westgate Urban Woods salvages walnut trees with two LT70 portable sawmills and a WM1000 sawmill. 

 

Urban Sawmilling Series Episode I - Indy Urban Hardwood Co.

Brian Presnell of Indy Urban Hardwood Co. salvages fallen and diseased urban trees with his portable sawmill in Indiana, USA.

 

My Wood-Mizer Story - Jesse Matras

Inspired by Wood-Mizer owner dream projects, Jesse Matras used his portable sawmill to build a beautiful cabin retreat for his family.

 

My Wood-Mizer Story - The Bennett Family

Ross & Joslin Bennett from New Hampshire used their Wood-Mizer LT15 portable sawmill to build their family home for three.

 

Business Spotlight - The Beamery

A Wood-Mizer LT15 portable sawmill makes it possible for The Beamery to saw long timber frame beams and valuable reclaimed lumber.

 

 

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