Simran Sethi looks into the furniture and logging industries.
Turn an old section of bowling lane into a beautiful, sturdy, reclaimed wood dining table.
A lookout tower home, which features reclaimed materials, connects its homeowner with her past, present and future.
The shopping website Hipcycle offers beautiful upcycled products for your home and garden.
Jessica features Dan Phillips, Phoenix Commotion founder and builder of fascinating houses made with reclaimed materials.
Transforming a tree to lumber and then to a piece of furniture.
Chickens rock. One way to make the chicken experience even more rewarding is to build your own coop. Here's a description of one coop and some ideas for you.
While giving her small home a deep green retrofit, designer Tracy Parker finds that reclaimed wood flooring is grounding and gorgeous.
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.
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.
Jeld-Wen's new Custom Wood line combines character with energy efficiency in windows and doors made from salvaged, reclaimed wood. It's the best of all possible worlds.
Simran Sethi discusses the "wood" that makes up our kitchen cabinets, as well as more eco-friendly (and people-friendly) alternatives.
How we milled lumber, made a gate and installed the gate during a break in the weather.
Regeneration of trees on a harvested area give hope for generations to come.
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.
With an understanding of your limitations, you can operate more safely and efficiently. Training in timber cutting techniques can greatly expand your capabilities
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
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.
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.
Here is a description of some of the pruning tools and techniques for pruning trees for future sawlogs.
How we expect the unexpected and turn blow down trees into lumber.
The Game of Logging is a professional logging program that can benefit anyone who uses a chain saw.
Using portable sawmill and basic timber frame techniques to build a utility shed.
How we avoid most clutter but manage to keep good leftover products for future use.
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.
Get your garden ready for spring by making this sturdy, comfortable outdoor bench from recycled-plastic lumber and an old truck tire inner tube.