Slideshow (27 photos)

The Hut, Wood Harvest (map)

Cherry log, just after being dropped; a fine specimen


Beginning a cut on a virgin maple log


Partway through a cut on a virgin maple log

Once the log is squared, many planks can be quickly cut


Beginning a cut on a cherry log


Closeup of the band saw blade cutting a maple log


Another view of Dan on his portable band mill, Doug in the background


Erin and Zack watch the band mill


Erin and Zack skid an enormous cherry log


Erin and Dan discuss the ongoing milling operation


Arty shot of a stack of maple with the stickers running horizontally


The staging area for milling operations -- the barn. Snow is removed to make way for more skidding


Frozen maple logs waiting to be milled


Maple logs look good -- no rot in the middle


Lots of maple logs in the skidding area


Maple board drying in the barn; drying racks are built from ropes run across the width of the barn


Hundreds of boards are dried at a time


Lucie working hard on preparing the maple


The finished maple ceiling; we're very excited to see our maple in use


The finished maple ceiling; the strings are to locate the chimney


Another shot of the maple ceiling and red oak timber frame


A pile of rough-sawn maple stacked in the barn during milling


A pile of 12 foot rough-sawn maple


Erin and his son Zack move a large maple log onto the portable band mill


A large tarp was erected to allow spraying of the maple board in the rain


Another view of the spraying tent


Zack skids a beautiful cherry log down the road