Success Stories

Sawmilling on Vancouver Island

Phil Ludwig has plenty of things that compete for his time, including two young children, but there’s little that he likes better than getting behind the controls of his Wood-Mizer sawmill. Read More

 

Woodworker Uses Western Juniper Tree to Create High Value Wood Products

Kendall Derby is passionate about his work but realistic about the challenges he faces to achieve his business and personal goals. Read More

 

Thin-Kerf Sawmilling on Orcas Island Helps to Build a Stronger Community

Kaj Enderlein is passionate about working with his Orcas Island, Washington neighbors to rediscover the art of locally based sustainable living.   Read More

 

Log Splitter and Sawmill Provide Economic Benefits for Company in Oregon, USA

Clifford Goins’ approach to his wood products business is as neat, clean, and straightforward as his production facility. Read More

 

Father and Son Team Supply Niche Markets with Custom Wood Products

A quiet revolution demonstrated by businesses like Creative Inventory has changed the face of the world’s forest products industry in recent decades. Read More

 

From Selling Logs to Profitable Sawmilling for Farmer in Alberta, Canada

Will Vohs, a farmer from Alberta, Canada, discovered that it made a lot more financial sense to transform his easily accessible and good quality trees into wood products than accept what forest companies were prepared to pay him for his standing timber. Read More

 

LT15 Helps Scottish Teacher Prove Viability of Traditional Woodcraft

A schoolteacher in Scotland proves the relevance of traditional woodworking in the modern marketplace by starting his own timber frame business. Read More

 

Sawmilling Specialty Timbers in Tasmania

Tasmanian Native Timbers, a boutique family-owned sawmill and timber supply business in Australia, specializes in timbers native to Tasmania. The business has a passion to minimize waste for sustainability and maximize the return from every log sawn. Read More

 

Durability and Tradition Drives Family Timber Framing Business

Ogonek Custom Hardwoods in East-Central Ohio grew out of a family's love for a place that represents much more than an investment. With deep family roots, Dan and his family enjoy building and assembling timber frames with their LT50 sawmill. Read More

 

From Log to Modulog in Wales

In order to manage their woodland profitably, a Welsh father and son timber framing team has developed modular cabins built with timber from their own trees, demonstrating how thoughtful woodland management encourages innovative ways of preserving forests. Read More

 

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