Category 6: Exterior Projects

 

Glenn Trombley   •   Schuyler Falls, NY   •   LT15  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $200 estimated saved
Glenn's second entry in this category is a gift for his niece's wedding. These two Adirondack chairs measure up at 36" X 32" X 32" and were built out of 150 board feet of eastern white cedar. "This gave me a great sense of satisfaction."


 

 

 

 
James Bonn, Sr.   •   Nazareth, PA   •   LT35 HD  •   95% of lumber cut on mill   •   $240 estimated saved
"Simple, quick and easy to complete, one of my first projects on my LT35 HD was to construct covered firewood cribs to hold 18" logs for drying and using the following year. The wood used was from thinned out red maple that would have otherwise gone to firewood."


 

 

 

 
Jay Brewer   •   Piney Flats, TN   •   LT15  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $5,000 estimated saved
Wanting a nice outdoor space to spend time with his family, Jay built a beautiful 10' X 14' gazebo out of 100% red oak. "Being able to saw various lengths of logs on my LT15 was very helpful. It's great to have finished after two years from the time the trees were cut from our property, sawed, dried and assembled."


 

 

 

 
Jeff Ham   •   Lovelady, TX   •   LT40  •   50% of lumber cut on mill   •   $3,500 estimated saved
Inspired by his wife, Jeff built a back porch with an outdoor kitchen and dining area for his family. "The accuracy in cutting of my LT40 was very helpful. None of the floor joists, railings or siding had to be planed. We have family get-togethers and often have a lot of people to feed. With the oak benches along the porch railing and the cedar table and swing, we can seat 30 or more people just on the porch. We love it!" 


 

 

 

 
Jeremy Tucker   •   Columbus, NE   •   LT70  •   95% of lumber cut on mill   •   $2,000 estimated saved
"My dog was running around the neighborhood and my son needed a place to play, so I decided to fence the backyard." Jeremy built a 6 foot tall, 300 foot red cedar fence. "I was amazed at how professional the fence looked."


 

 

 
Joe Vardanega   •   Terrebonne, OR   •   LT35  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $2,000 estimated saved
In two days, Joe completed this 10' X 20' wood frame deck out of juniper cut on his LT35. "This project has been needing to be completed for some time. My wife has been asking for me to replace our deck and so, since I have my awesome Wood-Mizer, I obliged and ta-da! It's finally done and she is happy!"


 

 

 

 
Justin Favors   •   Granbury, TX   •   LT15  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $6,000-$7,000 estimated saved
Inspired by the love of making beautiful art from anything wood, Justin said his Wood-Mizer was the key to building this 54' X 12' timber bridge. The total project was milled out of creosote power line poles and took 60 days to complete. 


 

 

 

 
Kenny Miller   •   Calhoun, GA   •   LT10  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $4,500 estimated saved
"For what I would have spent in [having someone] build this deck, I bought my LT10 and built the deck myself." In just a few weeks, Kenny completed this 14' X 30' solid oak deck along with some additional indoor and outdoor furniture. "I love it. All my in-laws and neighbors love it too."


 

 

 

 
Laurent Gaudreau  •   St. Lambert de Lauzon, PQ   •   LT40  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $10,000 estimated saved
Using three years and 5,000 board feet of ash, pine and spruce, Laurent made improvements to an equine domain farm. The farm owner said, "To improve life for horses, boarders and our family, Laurent has built numerous out buildings including a small cabin for our daughter who lives in BC but visits our horse farm regularly. To keep the farm running and upgrade the quality of life on site, a Wood-Mizer mill is a must!"


 

 

 

 
Moses & Betty Eicher   •   Harwood, MO   •   LT28  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $150 estimated saved
Moses built this 40 inch tall, 34 foot long  picket fence out of 100% red cedar to create a beautiful border for his wife's garden. "My wife needed a border for her iris flowers, so I dug out some previously cut lumber and got to work. I was happy to have built this border for my wife's flowers, but my happiness reached a new level when I saw the look of joy on her face upon seeing the end results of my creativity!"


 

 

 

 
Moses & Betty Eicher   •   Harwood, MO   •   LT28   •   50% of lumber cut on mill   •   $100 estimated saved
Moses and Betty's second entry in this category is a cedar post railing and steps for their front porch. "We needed a larger porch area, so I decided to build it from red cedar. I just loved the round cedar spindles, installed one by one, all off our farm." 


 

 

 

 
Moses & Betty Eicher  •   Harwood, MO   •   LT28  •   Cedar
Needing a border along the edge of their yard, Moses and Betty's third entry is a cedar Y post fence constructed along their driveway. "I found some Y's in the branches of the trees, so I had all the materials needed to construct the fence. It only took a matter of several evenings to complete the project."


 

 

 

 
Robert Gondar  •   West Burke, VT   •   LT15  •   100% of lumber cut on mill   •   $924 estimated saved
Robert used his LT15 to cut more than 1,500 board feet of spruce and cedar for this remotely located "Appalachian Lean-To". "Having owned my LT15 for eight years, I take for granted the accuracy this machine produces. I was very pleased with the outcome. My grandchildren and their friends use this camp area all season and my daughter also conducts nature classes for home school children at the site."