Tips and How-Tos

How To Choose a Portable Sawmill

Learn from an experienced sawyer on what to consider when choosing a portable sawmill.

How to Shop for a Portable Sawmill

Learn how to shop for a portable sawmill by looking at performance functions such as power, design, operation, and log handling.

How to Quarter Saw Lumber

Quartersawn lumber is in great demand from woodworkers, cabinet makers, furniture shops, and craftsmen due to its unique grain patterns. Learn how to quarter saw your logs into lumber with a bandsaw mill.

How To Improve Lumber Sales

Improve sales of lumber and slabs by sharing the unique story of the wood you are selling.

How to Hire Local Sawmills

Looking for sawmills in your area? If you have storm damaged or dying trees on your property, a local sawmill owner can help turn your logs to lumber. Learn how to find and hire a sawmill service near you.

How to Get Your Lumber Grade Stamped

Learn how you can use your own lumber in permitted structures and take the next step to using or selling lumber that will meet your local requirements.

How to Saw Logs into Lumber

There are many different sawing methods and techniques to turn logs into lumber including live sawing, cant sawing, plain sawing, grade sawing, and quarter sawing. To get you started, here is an introductory course in sawing your logs to lumber.

How to Charge for Sawing Services

Learn the three most common methods to charge for your sawmilling services including by the hour, by the board foot, and sharing finished lumber.

A Smarter Sawmill for a Better Forest Future

By using smarter solutions, sawmillers throughout the world can improve their profitability while reducing timber requirements, costs, and waste.

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