Sawing Your Logs Into LumberWe convert logs to lumber. All of our work is completed on site starting from the fallen tree. The sawmill is pulled to the job site and quickly set up. After sizing and preparing the logs, we move the logs into position with a logging arch. Logs up to 34" in diameter and weighing more than 1000 lbs can be easily moved without damaging lawns or landscaping. After the log is placed on the mill and squared to a cant, the lumber production begins. The rough sawn lumber is then stacked for drying; after the lumber is dried a single pass through a surface planer is usually enough to finish the wood.
Below is a promotional YouTube video provided by Woodmizer. The sawmill and the process of milling lumber shown in the video is similar to how we mill lumber onsite. Woodmizer produces excellent sawmills and is the manufacturer of the mill used by Run Of The Mill.
Our service is low impact, quick and efficient. When we are finished you are left a cleaned area and with a load of neatly stacked, drying lumber. In a typical day we can cut 1000 square feet (board feet) of lumber or more; the exact production varies by species of the wood, size of the logs, and amount of owner help. We can also advise you how to get the most of the logs and trees you have.
Our rates are reasonable. We charge by the hour plus blade charges. There are no setup fees; our travel fees are listed in our pricebook from Mankato, MN and there are no hidden costs. Small to medium sized jobs are welcome with a 2 hour minimum. Your total cost for a stacked load of lumber is usually less than one half of what is charged by tree services. Our hardwood lumber and services pricebook lists all of our current pricing.
Are you new to having logs sawn or lumber dried/milled? Have questions on how the process works? We can help. Our What To Expect page is a good place to start. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page to help you to better understand the process. Sizing your job will help to give you a rough estimate of how much wood you'll get from your trees and how long it will take to mill the logs to lumber. Also contact us for more information.
Express Kiln DryingNeed to know how to dry lumber? We offer a kiln drying system as an option for drying your lumber. At an additional cost your hardwood lumber can be dried in a matter of days! Kiln drying your lumber is the best way to get the most out of the your hardwood lumber with the least amount of effort and space. Usually within a week of cutting your logs you can have properly dried lumber that you can use. Visit our kiln drying system page for more information.
Some of our customers choose to air dry their wood. This is the slowest but least costly way of drying the hardwood lumber before it is used. Drying Your Lumber shows you the best way to air dry your own hardwood lumber.
Custom MillworkNeed your wood planed? Need finished flooring, paneling, moldings, etc? We also have a Logosol PH260 4 sided Planer/Molder to produce planed lumber, moldings, flooring and more. The variety of planer and molding profiles we can produce using the PH260 is AMAZING!
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