Success Stories

From Sawing Raw Logs to Moulding Finished Flooring in Scotland

Just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland, Sandy Crook has retired from his full time arborist business to spend more time with what he really enjoys, seeing timber turned into final products. With his full complement of Wood-Mizer sawmills and new MP360 planer/moulder, he can do everything in-house.

 

From Portable to Production Sawmilling in New York State

On the outskirts of Buffalo, New York in the small town of Holland, is the hard-working family sawmilling business Holland Timber Company. Starting as a portable sawmill for homeowners, the business has evolved to a production mill supplying cabinetry, flooring, and pallet manufacturers throughout the Northeast United States.

 

Valley View Cedar Producer Builds Business in British Columbia

Located on two acres in Kamloops, British Columbia, Valley View Industries produces and sells a variety of cedar products including gazebos, fencing, and more to customers throughout North America and Japan.

 

Handcrafting Zen Chairs in Japan

At the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, world-renowned woodworker Tak Yoshino creates custom, handcrafted chairs that promote proper and healthy posture through the practice of Zen. As a result of his chairs receiving worldwide acclaim and an increasing number of woodworkers learning Japanese carpentry from Tak, he is currently building a woodworking school with sustainably harvested timber from his own forest.

 

Customer Spotlight: Two Friends, Two LT15s

Operating two growing and thriving businesses that enable six families to make a living, Neptali Lopez and Gabriel Gómez run two Wood-Mizer LT15 sawmills to produce lumber for a variety of indoor furniture in Xalapa, Mexico.

 

Customer Spotlight: Group CYP

Located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Group CYP constructs vacation homes, hotel gazebos, and live edge furniture for residential and commercial spaces. In order to increase production and reduce wood waste, Group CYP upgraded to a 2004 Wood-Mizer LT40 hydraulic portable sawmill.

 

Urban Sawmilling Series Episode V - Kamuela Hardwoods

Established in 2010 as a collaboration between an ISA Certified Arborist and a sustainable building consultant, Josh Greenspan and Alex Woodbury of Kamuela Hardwoods save logs from the landfill to create locally-sourced, high-quality, salvaged lumber for islander woodworkers, builders, and instrument makers in their Hawaiian community.

 

Customer Spotlight: Timber Koke's Sawmill

Cody and Ashley Koke run Timber Koke’s Sawmill, a custom milling operation in Brooklyn, Prince Edward Island. Established in 2015, Timber Koke’s specializes in supplying hardwood material for lobster traps as well as dimensional lumber for both homeowners and professional clients.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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