|Forum topic by mattalexander||posted 07-11-2011 11:23 PM||4861 views||4 times favorited||15 replies|
07-11-2011 11:23 PM
My dad and I bought a bandsaw mill a few years back. We are both woodworkers and we live on a large family farm (700+ acres) with a plentiful supply of hardwoods so it seemed to make sense. We carefully select each tree for milling due to it’s maturity, quality of log and also with an emphasis on responsible forest management. We both feel in love with the process of milling lumber. Each time we cut into a log it is like Christmas morning!
We started selling lumber to cover the cost of the mill but I am now making a more earnest effort to make a business out of it. I hope to have a website up and running in the next few months and I hope to make a solar kiln before fall. In the meantime, those of you who are in the area and interested can check out our current inventory below. I welcome any comments regarding our prices. I have had a difficult time pricing our lumber since it fluctuates greatly from region to region, air dried vs. kiln dried, dimension of boards, etc.
Ash: 990 BF, $2-2.25/BF (13”-20” wide and 1” thick and very clear and straight with a few worm holes, some slabs with dark streaks, would make a great table top)
Box Elder: 50 BF, $2/BF (Varying thickness, 3”-5” slabs, blond wood with beautiful red streaks, great for turning, still green)
Cedar: 600 BF, $2-3/BF (1”-2” thick, some slabs available)
Cherry: 1710 BF, $2-4/BF (1”-2” thick, some live edge slabs and some quartered)
Elm: 0 BF, $3/BF (Sold Out)
Hickory: 830 BF, $1.50/BF (Some spalted)
Maple, Sugar: 150 BF, $3/BF (Spalted, 1-1.5” thick book-matched slabs)
Oak, Chinkapin: 570 BF, $1.5/BF
Oak, Red: 80 BF, $1.5/BF (1.75” in thickness)
Oak, White: 910 BF, $1.5/BF (Some boards over 12” wide, #1 Common)
Persimmon: 100BF, $1.5-2/BF (Wormy w/ black streaks)
Poplar: 560 BF, $2.25-2.5/BF (20” wide boards! 1” in thickness)
Pine: 1000 BF, $2/BF (1.125”-1.75” in thickness, some boards over 12” wide)
Sycamore: 630 BF, $3-5/BF (Several 2” live edge slabs, 8’-10’ in length and 20 ” wide, also 300 BF of quartered lumber)
Walnut: 1925 BF, $1.5-5/BF (Almost all boards are 5.5” wide, some 1”- 1 3/4” slabs 12-28” in width)
Thanks for taking a look. You can reach me at (615.273.4084 or 248.797.5545) if you are interested in seeing the lumber in person.
-- Matt, TN, www.hollerdesign.us