All saw milling is 100% customized to your specifications.
Our mobile sawmill is a Woodmizer LT-50 wide head. It can handle up to 38" diameter logs, with a maximum cut width of 34", and length of 21'. (With some creativity, it can cut up to 26' but special rates apply.) The mill is fully hydraulic and Accuset2 controls help to maximize yield from your logs. Check out the stock Woodmizer video below to see it in action.
For logs heavier than 4400 lbs, a tractor/equipment assist will be needed to help load the log onto the mill. A tractor is also very helpful for moving and handling of logs and large slabs or beams.
Rates by the board foot apply only to finished product. If we cut into a log and it's half rotten, you pay only for good quality product. Jobs of less than 500 bdft will be quoted lump sum. For very small jobs, the most cost effective solution is to bring the logs to us (i.e. small chunks of wood that can be easily loaded into a truck or car).
$0.45/bdft for standard mix of flat sawing, slabs, posts, and beams
$0.55/bdft for large quantities of thin stock (4/4 or 5/4)
$0.65/bdft for quarter sawing AND oversize logs (30"+) AND short/small logs
Note: Oversize logs require extra handling of heavy cants and take more time and muscle to mill than smaller logs. Very short logs (<8') also require extra handling and time.
$1.50/mile travel fee beyond 20 miles
$15/hr for a helper if client not available to assist with board offloading
Note: two people (in addition to myself) are recommended for oversize (30"+) logs. Preference to have client supply helpers.
Note: yard trees and trees grown near fences are prone to containing nails and metal. If metal is encountered during sawing, the blade is typically damaged beyond repair and a $40 charge will be applied for each broken blade to cover cost of the blade and shipping.
Kiln Drying (NOW FULLY OPERATIONAL!)
Our kiln is housed in a 24' reefer shipping container. At the heart is a Woodmizer KD250, complete with moisture probes, humidity control, automated vents, and auxiliary heater to achieve a 160F pitch set. Min and max capacity is 800 bdft and 3000 bdft, respectively. Max board length of 22'.
As drying times can vary based on species and board thickness, drying service costs may vary. To ensure fair pricing to our customers, we will estimate a fixed lump sum for the load of wood based on the expected duration.
Kiln schedules are developed in combination with:
Dry Kiln Schedules for Commercial Woods, USDA Forest Products Laboratory
Dry Kiln Operator's Manual, USDA Forest Products Laboratory
Drying Hardwood Lumber, USDA Forest Products Laboratory
Nyle dehumidification kiln manual and Drying Rate Index
Industry recognized safe drying rates, based on specific wood species and thickness of lumber being dried
As wood is varied and sometimes unpredictable, we cannot guarantee or warranty the product. We will, however, strive to produce the best possible product.