The sawmill business was started in 1994 to saw on site redwood logs in to lumber of all sizes. It is presently a father and son operation. Normally, I saw redwood logs into decking, fencing, posts and timbers of all sizes. But the versatility of the sawmill has lent itself to other applications.
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Bonny Doon: Here I was called in to produce full-dimension lumber to rebuild a house lost in the Martin Road fire. Since it was a permitted job, a grader was called in to stamp the lumber. This was a satisfying job because the owner was able to use trees that would have otherwise gone to waste.
La Selva: A cabinetmaker had me resurface old railroad ties recovered from dismantled narrow gauge railroad for an antique reproduction project. I had to use an extra hard cobalt tipped blade because of the abrasive nature of the work.
Lake Lexington: I squared off and resurfaced redwood barrel staves from an old water tank. The owner used them to build a virgin redwood deck.
Monte Sereno: A contractor needed the machine to straighten out some old oak timbers he needed for a remodel. They were 20 feet long and the bow and twist was to extreme to use in original form.
Los Gatos: A local tree company had to remove a redwood tree planted in the 1950’s that threatened the house foundation. I set up right in the street and make 6×6 and 3×8 to use for an all redwood retaining wall.
Stanford University: An old oak tree on the site of the Herbert Hoover house had to be removed and to which there was some sentimental attachment. I sawed it into 2″ thick lumber for use in furniture projects.
Watsonville: An architectural millwork company needed a large quantity of Indonesian hardwood broken down into smaller sizes. Because of the silica embedded within the wood, I had to use a carbide tipped bandsaw blade.
- On site lumber manufacturing Redwood, fir, hardwoods.
- Resawing timbers, straightening, sizing, thicknessing.
- Wholesale redwood for sale: Fencing, posts, beams, slabs.
- Log recovery
- Debris cleanup
- Light grading
- Dump trailer, aggregates, haul away.
Subcontracting, log removal, cleanup, permits, sawmill.
A neighbor gave me 20 fir trees which I sawed into 30,000 board feet. Sent to Big Creek for planing and grading. Then sent half of that to Modesto for pressure treating. Used for retaining wall, sold some and have the rest for the next job.
I sawed 100 redwood trees in Boulder Creek. Stickered and dried it then sent to Big Creek to make exterior air dried v-rustic and bevel siding. After using it in a building project, I sold the rest to owners and contractors wholesale.
Sent a truckload of 2×8 rough fir to be made into 2×8 T&G decking for open ceilings and floors which is not normally stocked at the lumber yard.
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