We had the privelege of assisting a Lincoln resident (CS) utilize 12 pine trees that were removed when the adjacent lot was rezoned and the parking lot and entrance was negotiated to come onto his land.
CS had the trees cut down and piled alongside his driveway and we took the mill in to process the logs into boards.
We always put a canvas tarp alongside the mill to collect most of the sawdust. We bag and take it with us, or the client can keep it for their use, but it is not just left to blow around your yard.
CS wanted the logs milled into 5/4 boards (one and a quarter-inch thick) to use in a shelving project. He also had some old 2×8’s that we ripped in half for the vertical shelf supports.
|LOG||SMALL END DIB (IN)||LENGTH (FT)||TABLE BD FT||STACKED|
|TOTAL BD FT||673||842|
Cutting the 12 logs into cants then boards took roughly 20 hours over parts of 3 days. CS hired a friend with a small skid steer that assisted in loading logs and stacking boards.
CS ended up with about 842 board feet in 74 boards of various widths. The cost to CS was less than $450. Estimated at less than $0.50/bf for boards custom cut and logs not gone to waste. And the client has a story behind the end product.