Category 4: Small Barns and Tool Sheds

 

Scott Herndon   •   Sagle, ID   •   LT15   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $800 estimated saved

Scott builds homes, but also has built several of these well designed chicken coups that provide good ventilation and are easy to clean. He has sold several already! “Every piece of wood on the house was milled on my LT15, and today the building houses my new flock of hens!” Connect online: www.scottherndonhomes.com


Paul Poston   •   Rock Hill, South Carolina   •   LT40 HD   •   95% of lumber cut on mill   •   $10,000 estimated saved

“I wanted a country store to display my antiques and to sell my birdhouses out of. Well….I did it! I sawed all the wood on my Wood-Mizer. A dream come true: thanks to Wood-Mizer!”


Leo Stoehr   •   Egg Harbor City, NJ   •   LT30   •   95% of lumber cut on mill   •   $200 estimated saved 

“My two children needed small tool sheds. After making two, I made and sold 10 more [for $350 each], and everybody loves them.” Leo also placed among our winners in Category 5!

John Malecki   •   Roscommon, MI   •   LT40 Super   •   99% of lumber cut on mill   •   $5,000 estimated saved

John’s friends tell him that his new sawmill shed is “too nice” to be used for work and should be used for picnics and summer barbeques. John tells them he will just have to build another shed just like it then! This was John’s first project for himself.
Derrick White   •   Guilford, CT   •   LT28   •   95% of lumber cut on mill   •   $3,500 estimated saved
“I enjoy the natural beauty of the arched opening. It was a vision I had as I milled the log and to have it all work out so beautifully was very exciting and satisfying for me.”
Dudley Stewart   •   Shelburne, Nova Scotia   •   LT15   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $2,000 estimated saved
Dudley needed additional storage space. Having a Wood-Mizer made short work of sawing the lumber for a new shed. He says that he liked “The accuracy at which I can saw my logs to lumber.”
Glenn Snow   •   Sandy Hook, CT   •   LT15   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $15,000 estimated saved

A full time pharmaceutical scientist, Glenn built this custom shed/shop with his family and a friend. Doors on both ends of the shop, a central hoist, and even a drying basement make it truly a unique woodworkers shop. Glenn remarks, “The Wood-Mizer is an amazing way to make the job easier and faster!”

Jamie Smith   •   McIntyre, GA   •   LT15   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $1,600 estimated saved

Jamie loves his new sawmill shed built with his own lumber! He says, “I was so excited to have a place out of the direct sunlight, a place to stack my lumber out of the weather and a permanent solution for loading logs.”

Brian Lowery   •   Bellefonte, PA   •   LT40   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $500+ estimated saved
Brian’s kids wanted a treehouse and his wife wanted a potting shed, so Brian used his mill to saw the lumber for both, one built on top of the other! His family helped with the milling and construction, and he says, “Our children enjoy taking their friends up to the ‘clubhouse’, and the potting shed has been a real hit with my wife!”
Peter Legere   •   Hollis, ME   •   LT15   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $3,000 estimated saved
Tired of covering firewood with plastic tarps, Peter says, “The woodshed is an impressive addition to my back yard. I utilized trees from my property and didn’t waste any part of the tree, [and did it] all myself with the Wood-Mizer.”
Evart Barton   •   Blue Hill, NE   •   LT40   •   50% of lumber cut on mill   •   $1,700 estimated saved
Mr. Barton built this playhouse for his granddaughter, and it even was featured on their local TV station. The playhouse is complete with deck, sandbox, swing, upper deck, table, kitchen, and porch swing. That’s a playhouse that will be cherished!
Scott Finken   •   Oak Harbor, OH   •   LT15   •   97% of lumber cut on mill   •   $6,500 estimated saved
Scott and his family are planning to build a log home, but they wanted to try starting out small first. Scott now says, “This completed project has given my wife and I the satisfaction that we can now build our dream home.”
Guido DeVisser   •   Sundre, Alberta   •   LT40 Super   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $2,500 estimated saved
Guido says about his tack shop, “Happy with how great the shed turned out and how I captured the old west spirit in the construction… Has the real authentic western look… [The] rustic appearance goes great with the Alberta ranching landscape!”
Guido DeVisser   •   Sundre, Alberta   •   LT40 Super   •   95% of lumber cut on mill   •   $10,000 estimated saved 
This is Guido’s trapper’s cabin with half dovetail joints and a 6’x12’ loft over the deck. Guido mentions why his customers wanted such a tough cabin, “They wanted a heavy, well built cabin for out in their wilderness retreat, where bears are known to get into poorly constructed cabins.”
Tony Denning   •   Canterbury, CT   •   LT40   •   98% of lumber cut on mill   •   $10,000 estimated saved
Using a lot of reclaimed western red cedar in the construction, Tony says, “Originally it was going to be a hunting cabin, then it was going to be a sugar house. But when I completed it, everyone said it was too beautiful to cook in, so it became the Sugar House Store!”
Jeff Brokaw   •   Harrison, MI   •   LT30   •   85% of lumber cut on mill   •   $4,500 estimated saved
Jeff is the founder and owner of the popular online sawyer forum, the forestryforum.com. This guest/pool house was built by Jeff and his family, and members of the forum sent in engraved wooden squares for the covered porch ceiling. Tiles came in from all over the world, including one from Wood-Mizer! Connect online: www.forestryforum.com
Rick Moore   •   Broughton, IL   •   LT15   •   90% of lumber cut on mill   •   $800 estimated saved 
Rick built this sawmill shed to protect the mill from the weather and to give him a sheltered place to do his sawing.  He says that he enjoys the following about his LT15, “The ability to cut smoothly and accurately!”
Jim Grimley   •   Caleconia, MI   •   LT15   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $3,300 estimated saved

After making maple syrup with his brother-in-law, Jim decided to built a dedicated sugar shack of his own. He says people “Can’t believe that I cut all the lumber needed for the whole project.” He plans on using the slabwood to heat his syrup evaporator.

Jim Grimley   •   Caleconia, MI   •   LT15   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $1,200 estimated saved 

Jim built this 4’x8’ chicken coop because his family “decided that we needed a cool looking chicken coop.” He enjoyed the ability to saw custom sized material with his mill, and says that everyone loves the new coop!
Robert White   •   Bat Cave, NC   •   LT28 & LT40 HD   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $6,000 estimated saved 
This sawmill shed is Robert’s “Home Base” for his sawmill business. He says the only materials they had to purchase was some hardware and the metal roofing. About his business, he remarks, “[I] am happy that I am able to support my family and community in this current economic slump.”

 

Bill & Sandy Peterson   •  Burlington, WI  
 •   LT40 Super   •   90% of lumber cut on mill   •   $35,000+ estimated saved 
This building with exposed rafters and cathedral ceilings was built three hours away from where Bill’s sawmill is located! All the wood had to be transported to the location after being sawn. He says, “We actually cut all of this at home and hauled it all out there. You talk about crazy!”
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