Category 2: Small Homes and Cabins

 

Ronald Southard  •   Stokesdale, NC   •   LT30  

“I was 17 years old, when I envisioned and designed the house of my dreams. It was to have wood walls, wood floors, wood ceilings, wood everything!” Click here to read his story. 

Erik McVay   •   Richland, WA   •   LT10   •   90% of lumber cut on mill   •   $2,000 estimated saved 

“We realized that milling our own lumber for the cabin would be both rewarding and cost effective. So we bought a Wood-Mizer LT10 and will never look back! Everyone loves the mill and thinks it’s the coolest toy ever!”

Jerome Jones   •   Whitesburg, GA   •   LT15   •   90% of lumber cut on mill   •   $5,000 estimated saved 

“I always wanted to build a cabin. [I loved] to see the progress of a log into a finished project. The LT15 has always been reliable, always ready to saw with no issues!”

Larry Pelno   •   Rome, NY   •   LT15   •   60% of lumber cut on mill   •   $75,000 estimated saved 
“I’ve always wanted a log home. With the Wood-Mizer we made that dream come true. Most people can’t believe my wife and I built it ourselves.”
Burgess Butler   •   White Bluff, TN   •   LT40   •   70% of lumber cut on mill   •   $25,000 estimated saved
Mr. Butler built this cabin as a guesthouse for family and friends when they come to visit. It is two stories and a total of 817 square feet.
Guido DeVisser   •   Sundre, Alberta   •   LT40 Super   •   90% of lumber cut on mill   •   $42,000 estimated saved
This is the first of the seven entries Guido entered into the contest. He describes his feelings seeing it completed, “Awesome sense of another job well done! Very eye catching cabin with lots of unique character.”

Guido DeVisser   •   Sundre, Alberta   •   LT40 Super   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $20,000 estimated saved

Another one of Guido’s timberframed cabins. “Magnificent structure that looks even more grand set up! Cut all timbers with my Wood-Mizer mill.”

Guido DeVisser   •   Sundre, Alberta   •   LT40 Super   •   95% of lumber cut on mill   •   $35,000 estimated saved

Guido built this dovetail cabin for customers who were very happy with an earlier project he had built for them. “Customers are very happy with their cabin! Cut all timbers and materials with my Wood-Mizer mill.”

Andrew Rowe   •   Parish, NY   •   LT40 HD   •   90% of lumber cut on mill   •   $20,000 estimated saved

“This is the tenth log home I have completed. I went to the woods and cut down the trees that were needed. I sawed the lumber on my Wood-Mizer saw. I really enjoyed completing this project!”

Eric & Joan Hendricks   •   Brinnon, WA   •   LT25   •   50% of lumber cut on mill   •   $25,000 estimated saved
“[The house was] one of the biggest goals of our lives together. We bought our 40 acre tree farm for cash 23 years ago. Then we saved and bought our tractor and our Wood-Mizer LT25. [Now], it feels like we are living in something only read about in Fine Homebuilding over the years while we saved and planned.”
Jens Muller   •   Schuyler, VA   •   LT40 HD   •   95% of lumber cut on mill   •   $5,000 estimated saved 

Jens used his sawmill to restore this pre-Civil War slave cabin. He says having the sawmill enabled him “To cut custom sized lumber to maintain the integrity of the original building.”

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