We use our best efforts to utilize only urban or yard grown trees that suffer from disease, age or have been damaged during a storm.
The logs then take the journey to our sawmill where the tree is cut in a way to utilize as much of the log as possible. Some portions of the log become turning blanks for bowls and such, while others move on to the slab milling process.
The slabs then begin their journey of drying to finished lumber. This starts by stacking the slabs with wood spacers (known as stickering) to air dry to a certain moister content.
We then place the slabs into our drying kiln which is equipped with a KD150 Woodmizer dehumidifer. Once the slabs reach optimal furniture building moisture content, we can unload the kiln.
Then the rough sawn slabs can be cut into required lumber sizes ready to be turned into furniture.
Finally the tree reaches its second life as many beautiful pieces of heirloom furniture or character filled home goods.