Success Stories

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.

 

Revitalizing Urban Trees in London for a Second Life

English woodworker, Mark Gould, salvages an urban tree in London with help from a Wood-Mizer portable sawmill.

 

Reclaiming Old Growth Timber in Saskatchewan

Lincoln Dobson of Last Mountain Timber Wrighting in Saskatchewan turns reclaimed wood from demolished buildings into new timber frame structures with a Wood-Mizer portable sawmill.

 

Industrial Sawmill Business - Westgate Urban Woods

Westgate Urban Woods salvages walnut trees with two LT70 portable sawmills and a WM1000 sawmill. 

 

Tree Removal Business Diverts Trees From Landfill

Shawn Moore of Trimmed Line Tree Services uses an LT50 Hydraulic portable sawmill and EG200 twin blade board edger to process would-be waste trees into marketable material such as counter tops, live-edge slabs, and handcrafted furniture. 

 

Indianapolis Woodworker Salvages Fallen Trees

Brian Presnell of Indy Urban Hardwood Co. salvages fallen and diseased urban trees with his portable sawmill in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Salvaging Urban Wood in Wisconsin

Paul Morrison of The Wood Cycle of Wisconsin is creating custom furniture, cabinetry, artwork, and more from salvaged urban wood.

 

Habitat for Humanity Provides Locally Rescued Wood

Wisconsin's dead urban trees could produce over 73 million board feet of lumber each year. The Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin's Rescued Wood program is diverting these urban trees from the waste stream and providing locally rescued wood products to their surrounding community.

 

Wood with a Résumé

By discovering a profitable method to reclaim antique heart pine from historic buildings, Marc Poirier of Longleaf Lumber is providing wood with a résumé throughout the world.

 

Salvaging Vancouver Urban Timber

Vancouver Urban Timberworks utilizes their WM1000 sawmill to produce live-edge slabs and custom wood furniture from locally salvaged wood.

 

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