The goal of our logging services is to provide you with the highest quality quarter-sawn white and red oak lumber for your dollar, and to recognize how that lumber is produced.
As consumers, we are well aware today of the increased need for properly managing our environmental resources. Recognizing this need should be an important part of purchasing lumber. Not only does our company provide high quality lumber that is sought after worldwide, but also concerns itself with how the trees make it from the stump to the mill.
The method in which trees are harvested is often an overlooked aspect of lumber buying. Proper forestry management and logging methods can and will provide endless stands of timber.
There is an increasing consumer demand to practice sound extraction techniques in the forestry industry. Our company provides this technique through horselogging and selective cutting of the timber stands. The increased maneuverability of the horses provides minimal damage the remaining timber as well as less soil disturbance for new growth. Just imagine the difference between a team of horses versus a 22,000-pound four wheel drive skidder moving through the woods.
The milling process is where most people turn their immediate attention when purchasing lumber. Our milling is done on an American-made precision band mill. The lumber is stored in our timber frame barn which provides an excellent steady and even airflow for drying. The lumber never sits outside after milling. It is then dried in small batches in a wood-fired kiln. This method of drying is more gentle than fast commercial kilns and provides an even grain, easy-to-work wood. Commercial kilns quickly dry the wood which produces high internal stresses and wood cell collapse or honeycombing.
As custom furniture makers ourselves, we understand the importance lumber makes in showcasing our skills. Without lumber that is of high quality, only a mediocre end product can result.
Our entire process from logging to milling provides you with the highest quality lumber. Enclosed is a current price list. We encourage you to call with your cutting list. Wood samples and custom milling are available upon request.
Call John Teske today at 920-251-9219 to discuss your project.