Turning Logs into Lumber - On-Site Milling


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have a tree that needs to first be cut down?
Although I am insured to do milling on your property, if you live in a subdivision, have a tree close to buildings or have many trees, you will need to contact an arborist. I recommend Out on a Limb Tree Service. Adam Wingo can be contacted by calling 866-987-2288 or check out his website at www.vatree.org.

Can I have a crooked log milled?
It all depends how crooked/ bent is the log and what you want to do with the wood. There is, also, the possibility to mill it into unique wood pieces with some character for specialty projects. We can try milling the log if there are any straight portions to mill safely.

I have a tree that is really soft in the middle, is it still good?
If the soft portions of the wood is a different color than the rest of the wood the log is most likely rotten. Sometimes it isn't worth risking the time and effort of milling the wood. We would be glad to give you an opinion.

Milled wood on millI have an old log with lots of cracks in it what should I do with it?
The answer depends on what you want to do with the milled wood. If you want to use it for siding on a farm outbuilding or a shed the log would work fine.

Is milling wood messy?
Not at all, we collect all the sawdust that is dispatched from the mill to keep down the dust blowing in the air. We can, also, remove all the slabs.

What would make milling go faster?
A few things would help the process.

  1. An extra sets of hands
  2. All the logs you want milled in a pile and ready to go (all limbs and branches cut off and tree cut to desired board length).
  3. A place ready for the freshly cut boards.
  4. Not a necessity but having a piece of equipment to load large logs onto the mill is helpful.


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