Tips and How-Tos
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.
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 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.