One of our customers turned their front yard into an amazing event venue. They created a large deck with adjacent gazebo overlooking a lawn area with a semi covered walkway. Everything on the following pictures if from this project. Any wood shown was milled by us.
Delivery of the logs
Ray (Ray Godon & Family Logging) is unloading the logs
The log deck of Ponderosa Pine before we started milling
A snapshot of the sawyer during milling operation
Railing posts (pressure treaded 4x4s) covered with rouch sawn Ponderosa Pine
A gazebo adjacent to deck
Pine slabs used as countertops in gazebo
Steps to deck
Deck overlooking lawn area made up of 2" Ponderosa Pine slabs
Planter on deck
Stairs from deck down to lawn area
Custom fence to the right of stairs on lawn area
Entry from driveway into lawn area. Note custom build gate milled from Redwood.
Details on gate and hardware
Walkway from driveway to lawn area
Detail of walkway
How to cover the meter from the utility company
Overlooking gazebo, deck and lawn area
Imagine how you could transform your property by using custom milled lumber! Give us a call!
We like to support our community. Here is an example where we were priviledged to combine education with hands on excitement for local school kids.
Here is how the final product looked like for the kids after assembly:
We value all of our customers' opinions. As a family-owned business, we support our friends, family, and our community. We look forward to hearing from everyone that we have the pleasure of meeting. As a family, we also greatly appreciate the feedback that we are given, so please let us know how we are doing.
Here are pictures of services and products we are providing and what our customers' projects:
Please note also our post "What to do with a truck load of logs…"
Typical setup; logs staged in front of mill
Lumber cutting for a cabin
Milling California Black Oak; seasoned 10+ years
Milling Pacific Madrone
Milling Cedar siding
One of the ways to stage a log for the mill
Custom built trellis
Custom oak fence boards
Same fence aged for 2 years
A firewood shed build with rough sawn lumber that we milled
Custom Oak mantel
Rough sawn fir rafters for a cabin and pine roof sheathing
Western framing (Douglas Fir) with full dimensional 2x6s of add-on (on permit)
If you are one of our customers and finished your project, we would love to show it here!
There are different options how to dry lumber:
An interesting article is published here: http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/drying-wood-at-home/
The thermal drifts in the Sierra Foothills are advantageous for air drying. The breeze blows up the mountains in the morning and reverse direction in the evening. Tests conducted at Foresthill Lumber & Wood Products, LLC gave a drying time of less than 3 months for 1" green cedar boards. The moisture content at that time was ~19% (tests were done from November to February). While this moisture content is insufficient for indoor use, it is adequate for outdoor use.
Please come back in a few weeks to check out more information to be posted on how to dry wood and monitor its moisture content.