Category 5: Interior Projects

 

Michael Rooney  •   Prairie du Chien, WI   •   LT40 HD   •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $100 estimated saved
"My son and daughter-in-law requested a canoe shelf for a Christmas present." Michael used 20 board feet of red oak with a small amount of walnut and ash for accents to build this 7.5' tall, 36" wide and 16" deep canoe shelf. "The flexibility of the mill with its thin kerf and smooth cut made it possible to finish the project with very little sanding. I had great satisfaction being able to take a log and turn it into a finished piece of furniture."


 

 

 

 
Mike Butler   •   Pine Meadow, CT   •   LT40 Super  •   80% of lumber cut on mill   •   $600 estimated saved
Mike built this 4' X 3' X 12' workbench out of 300 board feet of white ash, red oak, black walnut and white pine. "The reliability, precision and accessibility of my LT40 Super really helped during the project. The end cabinets and drawers were left with a natural textured finish compliments of the Wood-Mizer saw blade." When seeing the finished work bench, Mike said, "It's almost too nice to use...almost."


 

 

 

 
Noble Weeks  •   Coulterville, CA   •   LT40  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $5,000 estimated saved
Inspired after seeing pine floors in old buildings that "added character and warmth," Noble constructed 2,500 square feet of sugar pine flooring for his home. "The thin kerf blades and the ability to cut large diameter logs was invaluable. To walk on a floor which came off the property from a tree I fell, sawed, planed, and installed provides a sense of accomplishment that makes each step feel so good."
Patrick Blount  •   Winterville, GA   •   LT10  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $100 estimated saved
"This is a toddler bed I built for my daughter. All the wood, except for the headboard, came from a cedar we cut to be her first Christmas tree. I am truly proud of it, hopefully it will get handed down for generations and become a true family heirloom. I love the LT10 personal sawmill for its compact design and ease of use. I honestly don't know how any custom furniture builder gets by without their own mill."


 

 

 

 
Rick Burkart Jr.  •   Battle Creek, MI   •   LT20  •   90% of lumber cut on mill   •   $2,000 estimated saved
Wanting a smaller dining room table with the option of expanding for family gatherings, Rick built this dining room set out of solar kiln dried red oak. The table measures at 42" X 42" X 29" but can expand to 96" in length. "The ability of my Wood-Mizer LT20 to saw dimensional lumber accurately was a big help. I feel proud when we sit around the table at family gatherings, knowing it was constructed in my shop from trees harvested from our woods. 


 

 

 

 
Rick Secora   •   Three Forks, MT   •   LT40 
With his LT40, Rick remodeled the counter top and kitchen cabinets in his home.


 

 

 

 
Robert Long  •   Tecumseh, ON   •   LT40 HD  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $800 estimated saved
Robert built a queen sized bed for his grandson, Ethan, who is known as the "family's super-star hockey player." The bed is made out of 100% ash and includes a carving on the headboard of Ethan playing hockey. "I had a very large amount of ash as a result of the emerald ash borer, but it's easy to cut so much with a Wood-Mizer. It was a real joy to see Ethan's face as he jumped into his new bed for the first time!"


 

 

 

 
Ron Muehrer  •   Neenah, WI   •   LT10  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $1,500 estimated saved
While remodeling their kitchen, Ron built an island with a granite counter top and raised panel cabinets. The kitchen island is 6' X 3' and used 500 board feet of oak cut on his LT10. "I am very satisfied. The Wood-Mizer accurately sawed 1" boards that I needed for the project."


 

 

 

 
Sandra Peterson   •   Burlington, WI   •   LT40 HD  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $50 estimated saved
Using reclaimed lumber from a previous project, Sandra built this beautiful douglas fir table in just three days. When it was finished, Sandra said the glulam butcher block coffee table looked great!


 

 

 

 
Sean Mathias  •   Glenville, PA   •   LT10  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $75 estimated saved
After seeing various artistic furniture pieces in books and magazines, Sean decided to build an artisan bench out of red oak. "This bench was a challenging project due to the many angeled tenons and curved parts, but I am happy with the way it looks." Connect online: www.giftsfromtheforest.com


 

 

 

 
Steven Brown   •   Stafford, VA   •   LT28  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   135-140 hours to complete
"I have made secretaries before but I wanted to make one that was bigger and had more storage." Steven's first entry in this category is a secretary with a 12" X 43" X 36" top section and 22" X 42" X 40" bottom section. "I was thrilled that it turned out so nice."


 

 

 

 
Steven Brown   •   Stafford, VA   •   LT28  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   Walnut
Steven's second entry is this 9" X 40" X 34" crotch table made out of walnut. "The center bowl was cut from a walnut stump and is removable from the table. Natural leather strapping was used to join the table together. I was extremely happy about how it turned out."


 

 

 

 
Steven Brown  •   Stafford, VA   •   LT28  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   Cedar
"I wanted to make something out of gears and thought why not make a table and chairs." Steven's third entry is a gear table and chair set made out of 100% cedar cut on his LT28. "It turned out great!"


 

 

 

 
Thomas Dutel  •   Covington, LA   •   LT15  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   Thousands estimated saved
Thomas salvaged a cypress tree from New Orleans, Louisiana that had been damaged by Hurricane Katrina and built this one-of-a-kind table. “The accuracy of the Wood-Mizer cutting capability is the feature that helped the most. I am impressed at the mill’s ability to cut square and accurate.” Thomas said the finished project is a “beautiful show stopper.” 


 

 

 

 
Corey Airington  •   Jefferson, SC   •   LT15  •   85% of lumber cut on mill   •   $375 estimated saved
After falling in love with the curved nature of a whiskey barrel, Corey decided to transform it into a coffee table.  The finished table is 32” X 40” X 19” and is constructed from white oak and antique heart pine. “I just couldn’t believe I had created something so unique with the help of my Wood-Mizer.” Connect online: www.truesouthbuilders.com


 

 

 

 
Wendy Nave  •   Kingsville, TX   •   LT50  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   Honey Mesquite
Wendy built this 14’ X 5’ live edge conference table out of locally grown honey mesquite. “I couldn’t have made this without my own mill. I was thrilled to see this table placed in its new home, but saddened to see it leave my shop.”


 

 

 
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