Alan needed more storage space so he could fit his wife's car in their garage. Two months and 200 board feet of blue spruce later, he built this 10' X 12' garden shed. Alan said the "cutting thickness setting device" on his LT15 helped most during the project.
Corey Airington • Jefferson, South Carolina • LT15 • 100% of lumber cut on mill • $2,000 estimated saved
Inspired by the love of making something unique and historical, Corey built this 7' X 7' colonial garden shed using 2,500 board feet of southern yellow pine. Corey said, "The ability to make my own lumber, including studs, rafters, roof sheathing, and clapboards," on his LT15 helped greatly during the project. "It just feels good to make a reproduction of a historical garden shed."
Living on a self sufficient farm, Dennis and his wife operate a lodging business to show visitors how they live well without much money. "Though affordable, the LT15 is our biggest and most expensive piece of equipment, but it also provides the greatest benefits. We are able to turn our own trees into a variety of wood products for our own use. I think the Wood-Mizer is the most environmentally friendly tool we could have used to make lumber this successfully." This 99-square-foot sleeping hut was built out of red oak, red and white spruce.
Evart Barton • Blue Hill, NE • LT40 Manual • 50% of lumber cut on mill • $900 estimated saved
Needing a place for tools and mowers, Jerry had his LT15, a tree, and the time to build a tool shed. He cut 1,800 board feet of lodge pole and douglas fir and completed a 10' X 16' structure to house his tools and mowers. Jerry said the ability to "cut all beams, floor, joists, studs, rafters and siding" for his project was a great feature of his LT15.
Jim Dorsey • Deer Park, WI • LT15 • 95% of lumber cut on mill • $500 estimated saved
Jim's first project submitted in this category is an 8' X 12' chicken coop and storage room made out of white oak and white pine. Upon seeing the finished building, Jim was "very proud."
"This was the first project that I ever used lumber that I cut from my property and sawed on my LT35 Wood-Mizer." Rusty cut more than 500 board feet of white and red pine to build this salt box chicken coop. Rusty said, "I can't believe I was looking at a mill that didn't have [simple set]. I'm so glad I upgraded."
Sean Mathias • Glenville, PA • LT10 • 95% of lumber cut on mill • $1,200 estimated saved