We cut all our lumber with a Wood Mizer LT 50 Super Hydraulic bandsaw sawmill. We also work with a milling operation and can assist you with having your lumber surfaced planed, or made into hardwood flooring, base, crown, and much more.
We do not log ourselves but we have a good working relationship with several different loggers from small to large logging operations. We would be happy to assist you in finding the right logger for your needs!!
Milling Our Lumber:
We mainly cut our lumber using the plain-sawn method. Plain-sawn boards are cut on a tangent to the annual growth rings to display a decorative and distinctive elliptical figure. We also cut some of our premium logs using the quarter-sawn method which reveals a straight figure that is sometimes, in hardwoods such as oak, crossed with a ribbon-like flake figure. Plain-sawn timber is also known as flat-sawn, flat grain, or slash sawn timber. Quarter sawn timber includes rift-sawn, comb grain, edge grain and vertical grain.
Stability of Lumber:
Wood shrinks as it dries and the shape of a board can change or move as shrinkage takes place. Sections of wood distort differently, depending on growth-ring orientation.
Tangential: 6 to 12
Radial: 3 to 6
Longitudinal: 01. to 0.2
Photo of Ron taken at Wood Mizer's Headquarters