Eating cicadas, building a porch, and hauling lumber for said porch all in the same week with several images of the action as well as some bee installation pictures.
Hay season on the farm is different now then when I was growing up, but I will never forget those long summer days out in the hay field with my family.
Transforming a tree to lumber and then to a piece of furniture.
How we convert standing dead trees to usable lumber.
From log to the mill to the project in no time at all.
Sawing oversized sycamore logs with my Norwood portable sawmill was a huge job, but yielded a lot of great lumber, and salvaged the logs instead of dozing them into a pile and burning them.
The benefits of owning a home wood mill and the economic advantages if you have available timber.
Building a closet from lumber milled from standing dead trees.
Selecting a tree, reducing it to logs, milling out the logs into lumber and using that lumber for specific projects.
Tackling the old wives tale I heard recently down at the hardware store how a penny inserted into the flesh of a tomato plant stalk will help that plant fight off or maybe prevent a blight attack along with data on trying to trap a wild rabbit.
This is a brief description of how to stack lumber so that it dries evenly after sawing. Also description of a chain saw dovetail bench.
If you’re getting ready to build a home or begin a woodworking project, consider building with sustainable wood products. With help from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council databases, you can locate sustainably harvested wood.
Working with a sawyer to cut custom lumber for your projects can be a great experience. Here are a few tips to make it even better.
Splitting firewood has changed over the lsst 40 years. A sharp chain and hydraulic splitter make all the difference in the world.
Observations and reminiscences of the 2012 MEN fair in Seven Springs, PA.
How to work with a sawyer when cutting your lumber
With an understanding of your limitations, you can operate more safely and efficiently. Training in timber cutting techniques can greatly expand your capabilities
Salvaging logs is always a challenge-- but finding buried treasure in it always makes it worthwhile. This salvage job came after the land had been cleared by the owner, and the best lumber pick over buy a logger.
Regeneration of trees on a harvested area give hope for generations to come.
How we milled lumber, made a gate and installed the gate during a break in the weather.
Simran Sethi looks into the furniture and logging industries.
If you often find yourself in need of lumber for various homestead projects, consider a small, portable sawmill to cut your own lumber. Portable milling equipment makes it possible for you to create dimensioned lumber for all kinds of DIY projects. The videos below show the versatility of portable sawmills in action. You will also discover tips to assist with assembly.
How we avoid most clutter but manage to keep good leftover products for future use.
Here is a description of some of the pruning tools and techniques for pruning trees for future sawlogs.
The Game of Logging is a professional logging program that can benefit anyone who uses a chain saw.
How we expect the unexpected and turn blow down trees into lumber.
Using portable sawmill and basic timber frame techniques to build a utility shed.
I love my two-story log cabin, which combines recycled and an array of green building materials.
Get your garden ready for spring by making this sturdy, comfortable outdoor bench from recycled-plastic lumber and an old truck tire inner tube.