Urban Logging

Our sawyers practice in the process of Urban Logging. They work very closely with local tree companies, governments and land owners to put trees to good use, that would normally be placed in a waste stream.

Urban logs are trees that are not of a certain caliper normally sent to a conventional mill.  Our sawyers own and operate a large band saw mill that can cut logs up to 60″ in diameter.  All of our lumber is air dried and kiln dried very slowly to match our dry Colorado climate and indoor setting for maximum stability before it is finished and in your home.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
The large band saw mill has the ability of “flitch” cutting a log to yield maximum board footage.  Depending on how the tree was cut or if the tree was knocked down during a storm really varies the overall quality of the lumber.  Its our job to read every log and try to find the best of what it has to offer.  Most of what we mill from flitch cutting yields very attractive and one of a kind Live Edge Slabs.

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WHAT DOES LIVE EDGE MEAN?
Live edge or natural edge is a style of furniture where the woodworker incorporates the natural edge of the wood into the design of the piece.  Live edge furniture often incorporates gnarly wood with a lot of unique character and color providing a “one-off” piece.

SINGLE SLAB OR A BOOK-MATCHED PAIR?
Single slab is the full cut of a tree so both sides of the slab have a Live Edge. Depending on the tree and project a single slab can sometimes be difficult to achieve. Large kitchen islands are often much wider then what a tree can provide.

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A book-match is when two wood surfaces are adjoined to mirror each other, thus giving the impression of an opened book.  The two adjoined surfaces are produced from the same piece of wood, so that they have (almost) exactly the same appearance, but mirrored. This allows the surface to appear as a single piece of wood.

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