Category 3: Large Barns and Garages

 

Scott Herndon   •   Sagle, ID   •   LT40 HD   •   65% of lumber cut on mill   •   $4,000 estimated saved

Scott borrowed his brother’s LT40 to mill the lumber for his new barn. Afterwards, “I loved the Wood-Mizer experience so much that instead of waiting for when my brother’s LT40 was available, I got my own LT15 at the beginning of the year. I have already built several sheds with it and am making some money with it!” Check out his other project in Category 4. Connect online: www.scottherndonhomes.com

Russell Tuckel   •   Lawrence, KS   •   LT40 Super   •   80% of lumber cut on mill   •   $20,000 estimated saved

Russell was a contest winner in 2009 with a timber frame barn, and by 2011, he had completed this project as well to provide cover for his large equipment. Russell insists, “You cannot find lumber of this size and quality at your local lumberyard or major home improvement retailer!”

Jamie Smith  •   McIntyre, GA   •   LT15   •   90% of lumber cut on mill   •   $5,000 estimated saved

This barn/shop had been a dream of Jamie’s for 10 years. He says, “One of my family members made the comment that this building should be sitting on a beach with coconut trees around it! It is very beautiful.”

Randy Grogan   •   Cedartown, GA   •   LT40 HD   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $3,000 estimated saved
Randy’s father-in-law had built this barn in the 1950s. Randy completely renovated the exterior. The black and white photo shows the barn when it was new, and his wife Debbie is the smallest child in the hay wagon. “We have used our Wood-Mizer to build everything we could imagine. The possibilities with wood projects are endless.”
David Rankin   •   Westlake, OR   •   LT40 HD   •   90% of lumber cut on mill   •   $12,000 estimated saved

With some help from Pony Boy Gilbert for sawing the long beams on an LT15 with extensions, David built this shop in order to have a dry storage and work area for his mill.

Pius Marty   •   Mile House, British Columbia   •   LT40 HD with 24’ extension   •   90% of lumber cut on mill   •   $7,500 estimated saved
Mr. Marty built this sawmill shed and sided the exterior of his shop with lumber from his sawmill. He says, “I was really happy, this makes life easier.”

Robert Slider   •   Fairmount, WV   •   LT40 HD  & lapsider attachment •   50% of lumber cut on mill   •   $4,000 estimated saved

Robert needed a building to store his equipment. He comments, “I thought that this building showcases all the best features of a Wood-Mizer. I really felt very proud of this project.”

Ken Vos   •   Roslin, Ontario   •   LT25   •   $6,000 estimated saved 

Ken built this building to be a shop and also to give his beagle hound dogs a warm place to sleep during the winter. He says, “The problem is my Wood-Mizer keeps me busier that I really would like to be. Thank you Wood-Mizer for making such a great machine.”

Kino Hurtado   •   Cimarron, NM   •   LT40 Super   •   100% of lumber cut on mill

Kino is enjoying using his LT40 to saw full time for a living. Sawing all the lumber for these cabins was his largest project so far. He says, “The features on my sawmill make my job easy and fun. The saying goes ‘Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life.’ Wood-Mizer has made that a reality.”

Brian Lowery   •   Bellefonte, PA   •   LT40 HD   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $10,000 estimated saved

“The barn was originally built in the late 1800s. [We replaced] all siding, flooring, and about 10% of the timber frame beams. [It brought] satisfaction and pride in being able to preserve a historical structure for future generations.”

Tom Miller   •   New Boston, NH   •   LT40 Super   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $15,000 estimated saved

Tom built this barn for a customer to house animals and equipment. He says, “Everybody loves the barn! The owner is satisfied with the design and construction.”

Ryan Roulette   •   Clark, CO   •   LT40 HD   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $5,000 estimated saved 

“We wanted to use all the beetle-kill trees on our property to build a saw shed, then later a finished barn.” 

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