Urbn Timber Turns Salvaged Trees into Gold with a Small Sawmill

Urbn Timber Turns Salvaged Trees into Gold with a Small Sawmill

By Tony Morgan in Forest Products Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers | 0 Comment

Tyler Hillyard, Treg Sherman, and Tyler Sirak are three entrepreneurs who have figured out how to turn salvaged urban trees into gold. Well, not literally . . . but they are the masterminds behind Urbn Timber, a successful live edge wood products business in Columbus, Ohio. The original business concept, however, began with Hillyard. At […]

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Creating Custom Doors in Guatemala Heat

By Tony Morgan in Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers Other Topics | 0 Comment

The Caoba Doors Company, based in Antigua, Guatemala, is center-focused on quality. As a provider of high-end, custom-made doors and windows for real estate developers building multi-million dollar homes, the company can’t afford to be otherwise. When the company was founded in 1983, it actually built fireplace mantles and pool tables. They got into wood-crafted […]

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Teal-Jones Lumber Meets the Challenge

By Tony Morgan in Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers | 0 Comment

When Teal-Jones Lumber, a member of the Teal-Jones Group, purchased Langdale Lumber in Antlers, Okla., in late 2014, it continued its parent company’s proud tradition of providing customers with top quality wood products. The Oklahoma mill manufactures dimensional Southern Yellow Pine lumber – used in a wide range of building applications because of its strength, […]

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Carl Diebold Lumber Cuts Energy Costs

By Tony Morgan in Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers | 0 Comment

Founded in 1945 by Carl Diebold and located in Troutdale, Ore., the Carl Diebold Lumber Company (CDLC), a third-generation family business, processes mostly clear and higher grade lumber products that they don’t actually sell to customers. “We don’t have any product sales,” says Dave Smith, plant manager. “All this wood we’re processing belongs to somebody […]

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Rough & Ready Lumber: Success Through a Solid Reputation

By Tony Morgan in Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers Kiln Drying | 0 Comment

The Krauss family started up a new sawmill operation in Southern Oregon in 1922. “My grandparents started the company,” explained Jennifer Krauss Phillippi, the President of Rough & Ready Lumber. “My brother Joe and my husband and I operate it now.” There have been a number of changes at the mill over the years. “We […]

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Anderson Design Woodcrafting Crafts from the Heart

By Tony Morgan in Wood Shop Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Some years ago, when David Anderson was a late adolescent trying to figure out what he was doing in college, he had one of life’s sudden “aha” moments. “I was an undergraduate thinking of teaching mathematics but the teacher I was observing was dreadfully uninspiring. I was encouraged to try something else,” he explains. He […]

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Milan Lumber Co.: Where Wagner Meters Fuels Success

By Tony Morgan in Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers | 0 Comment

Located in Milan, New Hampshire, Milan Lumber Company provides lumber to wholesalers like Hancock Lumber and Hammond Lumber as well as to crate and pallet makers. “We also sell to private labels like Gerbing, which sells to Home Depot,” said Steve Halle, the mill manager. The mill also boasts an extensive log yard. “With 12 […]

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Stimson Lumber’s Unconventional Start

By Tony Morgan in Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers | 0 Comment

Many paths can lead to a job working at a lumber mill, but few people would probably consider working on a commercial fishing boat as something beneficial to their resume. “I started working on a fishing boat when I was about fourteen,” said Eric Mallery, Boiler/Kiln Lead at Stimson Lumber Company’s Tillamook mill. “After that, […]

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Mississippi Laminators: Little Mill, Big Impact

By Tony Morgan in Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers | 0 Comment

Shubuta, Mississippi may not seem like a very large town, but it’s home to the largest employer for miles around: Mississippi Laminators. This family-run business has the distinction of being the only lamination mill in the state, one of only a handful in the Southeast. “There’s two in Alabama, one in Georgia, and two in […]

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Top Bamboo Flooring Moisture Questions & Answers

By Tony Morgan in Moisture Meters Wood Types Wood Division Knowledge Base | 3 Comments

1. Are moisture meters accurate when measuring the moisture content of bamboo? Bamboo can cause problems for flooring installers when trying to calibrate moisture meters because bamboo does not have a uniform density. Pin meters have been known to work well on traditional bamboo if you insert the pins parallel to the grain of the […]

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The Challenges for Wood Flooring Installers in California

By Tony Morgan in Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

We had the pleasure of speaking with Marc McCalla, owner of award-winning Craftsman Hardwood Floors, Inc. Marc is an experienced and recognized craftsman specializing in designing advanced installations with wood and stone flooring that are both durable and innovative. Marc received the prestigious “Best Member’s Residence Design Award” by the National Wood Flooring Association. In […]

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Frank Lumber Company: Finding a Profitable Niche

By Tony Morgan in Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers | 0 Comment

Located in Mill City, Oregon, Frank Lumber Co., Inc. has a long history of manufacturing high-quality products. “Frank Lumber got its start in the late 1930’s on the North Fork of the Santiam River where my uncle, A.J. Frank, was in business,” explained Clement Frank, Quality Control Manager since 1989. “A.J. moved the company to […]

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Bright Wood Corporation: Exceptional Company, Exceptional Quality Control

By Tony Morgan in Forest Products Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers | 0 Comment

1960 was an eventful year in the United States. The laser was invented, Joseph Bellino won the Heisman Trophy, and a new company called Brightwood Corporation was started in an old three-walled lumber planer mill in Madras, Oregon with an $18,000 investment by Carl Peterson, Ken Stovall, and Jack Stockton. Innovation was an early watchword […]

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When Kiln Drying Doesn’t Work

By Tony Morgan in Forest Products Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers Kiln Drying | 2 Comments

When looking at any type of unfinished wood at a lumberyard or flooring supplier, the majority of wood on the market has been kiln-dried to bring the wood’s moisture content (MC) into a workable range to prevent problems during the life of the final product. Kiln drying is a controlled process that speeds the natural […]

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A History of Woodworking and Its Influence in Civilization

By Tony Morgan in All About Wood Wood Division Knowledge Base | 7 Comments

Throughout ancient history until our modern era, every civilization in the world has used wood to create useful as well as beautiful and decorative objects. We see examples of woodworking by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Chinese. Many other ancient cultures around the world also practiced woodworking, employing many different styles and techniques. Primitive […]

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The Pros and Cons of Water Popping

By Tony Morgan in Moisture Meters Installers Wood Division Knowledge Base | 37 Comments

Homeowners and commercial real estate developers love wood’s long-lasting beauty. Wood blends in with most types of décor and is easy to clean and maintain. It’s environmentally safe, does not trap dust mites that can affect your indoor air quality, and it is comparable in price to other types of flooring such as stone, tile, […]

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Kiln Drying Your Own Wood

By Tony Morgan in Forest Products Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers | 2 Comments

When first harvested, lumber is “green” – meaning it’s not been dried. Since green lumber is very moist, it can warp and always will shrink for every percent of moisture content (MC) below fiber saturation point. This can occur regardless of the drying method. When lumber companies kiln dry their wood, they do so in […]

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Woodworkers Use Technology to Work Smarter

By Tony Morgan in Tools / Products Wood Division Knowledge Base | 0 Comment

Every woodworker–professional and hobbyist alike–comes equipped with a box of tools enabling him or her to cut, plane, drill, shape, and sand. But thanks to advances in Internet technology, many of today’s woodworkers also pack a few more “tools” in their toolbox–smartphones, tablet computers, and laptops. With these devices, woodworkers are now working smarter, faster, […]

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EMC: Time, Temperature, Relative Humidity

By Tony Morgan in Moisture Content Wood Division Knowledge Base | 2 Comments

What is EMC? Equilibrium Moisture Content, or EMC, is the point at which wood is at the same moisture level as its environment so that it no longer releases or absorbs moisture. EMC is a balancing act between the wood and its ambient conditions–raise the relative humidity (RH) and the wood will absorb moisture from […]

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