“Being “Treeincarnaters” has become a profitable part-time business for woodworkers Mark Udey and Ray Lindgren. Their full-time jobs maintaining roads and mowing give them plenty of opportunity to observe the changing landscape around Swede Home, Nebraska. Thrifty by nature, they noticed how many storm-damaged and bulldozed logs were ending up in brush piles or landfills—potentially good lumber that only needed transportation and sawing. After Ray, who makes rolltop desks, watched a custom sawyer turn a log into lumber, he and Mark decided they wanted to make their own lumber.
Almost every home uses at least some wood. We’ve been examining various free and low cost ways of obtaining wood for homebuilding. Yesterday’s blog post mentioned cutting your own wood with a bandsaw sawmill. Again, this is a great way to mill wood for far less expense than store bought lumber. There’s lots of free … Read more