Makers and Woodworking

Building a Cedar Greenhouse in British Columbia

Stan Kujala built a dream greenhouse on his lakeside property in Port Alberni, British Columbia with Douglas fir and cedar milled on his Wood-Mizer portable sawmill.

Mathematics Professor Builds Cedar Chapel by the Salish Sea

Five feet from the shore of the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada stands a majestic cedar chapel artfully crafted from locally salvaged dead cedar trees by 80-year-old retired mathematics professor Lowell Hinrichs and his Wood-Mizer portable sawmill.

Caribbean Family Grows Woodworking Business with Portable Sawmill

On a small Caribbean island, a family-owned sawmilling shop is providing handcrafted wood furniture, woodworking repairs, and lumber sales to customers as far away as the United States.

Making Major League Baseball Bats From Forest To Field

Why swing with an old bat, when you can swing with a Young one. In the mountains of North Carolina, the family-owned and operated Young Bat Company handcrafts wooden baseball bats from forest to field for everyone from little leaguers to Hall of Fame caliber players.

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.

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.

Making 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.

Former Electrician Builds Dream Home in British Columbia

With eight years of hard work and dedication, along with a few helpers and a Wood-Mizer portable sawmill, Nathan accomplished his lifelong dream of building his own home.

Malaysian Schoolteacher Achieves Dream of His Own Woodworking Venture

In the East Coast region of Malaysia, Mohd Nazmie is a schoolteacher, woodworker, and sawmiller who salvages trees that otherwise would have been burned. He produces and sells live-edge furniture for friends and local clients thanks to an investment in an LT15 portable sawmill that has opened up a whole niche industry to himself.

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