Since 2008, he and his wife, Cara, have built the business by salvaging the areas damaged trees and transforming them into milled lumber
for building projects and elegant custom furniture, cabinetry, and other products.
This could include suggestions on how to deal with characteristics found in reclaimed wood not found in newly milled lumber
(e.g., nail holes, in-service damage, deconstruction damage).
A good comparision between RC and reject-grade (poor!) milled lumber
was this: Reject grade 2x4 by stud length: $2-$3.
Nearby stretches a section of the flume that slid milled lumber
on a 54-mile journey from the Sierra to the Central Valley.
They last about as long as milled lumber
, and they provide more flexibility in garden design.
John Kitzhaber said the state should push to ship milled lumber
in favor of boat loads of raw logs.
Remote farms didn't have access to milled lumber
and materials, and transport on rough roads was difficult and expensive.
Wood works well in the form of milled lumber
and peeled cedar poles (see the photograph at left above); they're pressure-treated to prevent rot.
"That meant farmers could get milled lumber
locally and grind their grain locally," he said.
With the Oscar 18", my son and I have milled lumber
for a chicken coop, siding for a tractor shed and an addition to his blacksmith shop.
(Caldwell used 3/4-inch oak tread, a size not widely available; you might have to settle for 3/4-inch-thick milled lumber
or thicker stair tread.)