Success Stories

Family Sawmilling in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Nearly thirty years ago, while working as a truck driver and service provider for a local lumber company, Aluízio Enzweiller began to get a taste of what would eventually become a lifetime dream to work with wood.

 

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.

 

Manufacturing Rustic Furniture in Rio Grande, Brazil

Since childhood, Adriano Fuhr watched and helped his father work in a furniture factory, which sparked his interest in woodworking from a young age. The economic situation faced by the country at that time prevented the continuation of the company, forcing the family to replace their business with another one that would provide greater stability.

 

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.

 

North Carolina Homesteader Builds Mobile Solar Kiln

A self-proclaimed homesteader, Nathan Brown was tired of powderpost beetles destroying the lumber he laid out to air dry, so he decided to build a solar kiln.

 

Crafting Fine Handmade Furniture in Tasmania

Recognized as one of Tasmania’s finest wood furniture craftsmen, fourth generation woodworker Craig Howard turns sustainable sourced timber into handmade furniture in Tasmania’s capital city of Hobart. 

 

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.

 

One Small Sawmill Becomes Catalyst for Positive Change in the Congo Jungle

Missionary Glen Chapman tells how one small sawmill in Congo has improved lives in amazing ways.

 

Diversification Brings Profitability for English Farmer

Henry Brown diversified his hill farm in Northern England by cutting and selling timber locally with a Wood-Mizer portable sawmill.

 

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