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Michael Connelley - Kitchen Island

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Michael Connelley carrying board

custom furniture from Wood-Mizer Sawmill
custom interior built from Wood-Mizer sawmill
custom woodwork
custom cabinets with wood from Wood-Mizer Sawmill

Michael Connelley from Weogufka, Alabama built his entire 2,000-square-foot home in a span of three years with a Wood-Mizer LT15 portable sawmill, so when it came time to build the cabinets and furniture for his new home, Michael said using his Wood-Mizer sawmill was a “no brainer”. After searching for the perfect type of wood to complement his home made from pine, poplar, and red oak, Michael found a single red oak log from a tree that had fallen in a nearby city. By making one 10 foot cut from that salvaged red oak log, Michael was able to make multiple projects including kitchen cabinets, an island, coffee table, end table, as well as facing out all the windows and doors for his new home. Using approximately 500 board feet from the same red oak log, Michael completed all the interior pieces in just three months. “All the pieces of my project are one-of-a-kind items that no one else will have in their home,” said Michael. “Everyone comments about the heavy duty construction and how unique and pretty the wood is.” The cabinets are made from typical box construction and the island top and both tables have no nails, only wooden dowels and glue to hold them together.

Michael’s dad, Billy, was a vital part of the projects giving him priceless advice on how to build cabinets. “My dad and brothers went in together and bought our LT15 about 5 years ago,” said Michael. “My project and others we have done have paid for it more than once. The time shared together on our projects and discussions we have had are priceless. Our only regret is that we did not become sawyers 10 to 20 years earlier.” Michael is very proud of the finished projects and says he would not have been able to complete them without his Wood-Mizer LT15 sawmill. “I always brag on my Wood-Mizer sawmill,” said Michael. “Accuracy and strength of the saw has been excellent.” Michael comments that the simple and robust design of his LT15 sawmill helped him create not only one-of-a-kind pieces, but also helped him save over $10,000 on the projects. “Without spending a fortune, the LT15 can complete any project you dream about,” said Michael.