Category 3: Large Barns and Garages

 

Darrell Sims   •   Clarkesville, GA   •   LT40 HD Super   •   95% of lumber cut on mill   •   $50,000 estimated saved

"A friend of mine had a vision to convert a horse arena into an event center." Two years and 52,000 board feet later, Darrell built LL Farms, "An event and wedding facility with a touch of character." When asked about a helpful feature of the LT40 HD Super, Darrell said, "Definitely the computer setworks. Cutting finish sizes for paneling and framing so each piece was accurate was so neat and fast." With over 15,000 square feet of floor space to accommodate large gatherings, Darrell's plans for "LL Farms" don't stop there. "Future plans include an outside chapel to be built along with cabins for guests and families to stay in."

Greg Holbrook   •   Lebanon, TN   •   LT40   •   50% of lumber cut on mill   •   $3,000 estimated saved

Greg used his LT40 to build a 3,300-square-foot pole barn in order to safely store his LT40 and cut lumber. "I am very happy that my mill doesn't have to set out in the weather and now I can work inside even if it is raining."

Kaspar Meier  •   Hillsdale, NY   •   LT40   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $65,000 estimated saved

Kaspar cut more than 30,000 board feet of white oak and white pine with his LT40 to construct a 3,000 square foot reproduction of a historic Dutch barn. When seeing the finished barn, Kaspar said, "[I have a] tremendous sense of accomplishment and pride in myself and the men who worked with me."


 

 

 

 
Larry Kussman   •   Marion, WI   •   LT40 HD   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $1,500 estimated saved
"[After] sawing out in the open for nine years, I needed to build a shed for sawing lumber." Larry used his LT40 HD to build a 2,040-square-foot sawmill shed out of 7,600 board feet of hemlock and white pine. "I am well pleased to be able to saw lumber in a shed like this. I have always dreamed of having this."


 

 

 

 
Luc Duquette et Marie Pouliot   •   Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, PQ   •   LT40   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $15,000 estimated saved

Luc and Marie built this 24' X 40' X 12' workshop out of spruce and cedar in order to start construction on their family home inside of it. "We have lots of pride in this project. The barn was built by just the two of us. We had to be creative to handle the various difficulties, such as structural weight, but nothing require additional planing thanks to the precision of the Wood-Mizer."


 

 

 

 
Pat Swafford   •   Phoeniz, AZ   •   LT40 HD Super   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $32,000 estimated saved
Using a LT40 HD Super, Pat built a 40' X 60' X 20' pole garage out of 6,000 board feet of ponderosa pine. When asked about what features of his mill helped most during the project, Pat described the log lift, lock, rotate, Lube-Mizer and on-board computer as being "a real plus". "I love the mill and the wood it produces for me. In addition, I want to say thanks for the help and support throughout the years. Your technical support staff and everyone who I deal with [through] Wood-Mizer is the best in the business."


 

 

 

 

Russell Wright   •   Saranac, NY   •   LT40 HD   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $27,000 estimated saved

With the need for a new stable for their family horse business, Russell used his LT40 HD to build a 24' X 48' pole barn out of cedar, hemlock and white pine. "It was wonderful to see a new barn on the farm, and there is a unique pride that comes with it. Every piece of wood on the barn was from a tree that grew on the farm and every board was cut by me, on my Wood-Mizer sawmill."

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