Mini Mill and Boutique Lumberyard List
Find contact information for sawyers and boutique lumberyards recommended by FWW readers and authors
A mini-mill is simply a small sawmill, often run by a single person. You find them almost everywhere across the United States but they can be hard to locate because they often fly just below the radar. To help you track them down, we’ve compiled a list using recommendations from the Knots forum and Fine Woodworking authors.
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Mini-mills and boutique lumberyards are often great sources for unusual and interesting boards. If the mill is mobile, and many are, you can have a log on your property cut to your specs. Or, you can transport a log to their site for milling. Check out the list below to find a mill near you. To add a sawyer or to make changes to an existing listing, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona Desert Mesquite, LLC
8825 West Tripp Canyon Road
Pima, AZ 85543
Phone: 888-806-7762 or 928-536-9661
Web site: www.azdesertmesquite.com
Services: Mesquite lumber, flooring, and end-grain tiles
California Urban Lumber
Contact: Bill Ridings
4901 Pacheco Blvd
Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: 925-766-1912 or 928-228-0924
Web site: www.calurbanlumber.com
Services: Custom milling, 52″ planer for slabs up to 4″ thick, inventory of slabs and planks, ships to 48 contiguous states
Mendocino Specialty Lumber Company/OKO Lumber Company
Contact: Oscar Koskinen
Arcata, Humboldt Co., CA 95521
Mail: P.O. Box 519, Hydesville, CA 95547
Web site: oldgrowth.com
Services: Custom milling, kiln drying, old-growth redwood specialty, flooring, etc.
Contact: Michael Kimmes
12681 Wolf Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Phone: 800-660-0203 or 530-268-0203
Web site: www.woodnut.com
Services: Claro walnut specialty, live-edge slabs
Board Silly Custom Sawmill
Contact: Bud or Robbie
318 Ethan Allen Hwy (Route 7)
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone: (203) 438-3631
Services: Custom milling, kiln-dried woods, flooring, mantels
127 Wynwood Drive
New Milford, CT 06776
Web site: www.workingonwood.com
Services: Custom millwork; local woods for sale including ash, cherry, eastern white pine, hickory, oak, poplar, and soft maple.
Terrific Timbers LLC
Contact: Dennis Hoover
472 Pequot Ave
Web site: www.terrifictimbers.com
Services: Lumber milling on your site using either a Wood-Mizer LT-40 super hydraulic bandsaw, or Peterson 10-30 WPF swingblade sawmill with interchangeable chain slabbing unit. Log diameters and board widths to 5 ft, any length or weight. Log moving equipment. Insured.
227 Munger Lane
Bethlehem, CT 06751
Services: Portable sawmill with a Wood-mizer LT40HD. Native lumber available.
Funktionhouse Urban Lumber and Furnishings
3951 34th St. S
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Services: Offering highly figured local “exotics” ranging from east Indian rosewood, blue mahoe, camphor, and monkey pod. Wood-Miser LT 40 milling and Lucas 60″ wide dedicated slab milling, dry kiln service, furniture fabrication and design, lumber, slabs, and turning stock.
219 Wren Road
Jasper, GA 30143
Contact: Matt Kinzer
Services: Portable sawmill service milling your logs into lumber on your site or ours with a Wood-Mizer hydraulic sawmill. Serving all of North Georgia and surrounding areas.
7676 East 450 North
Fremont, IN 46737
Services: Portable Wood-Mizer
G. W. Green, Urban Forester/Sawyer
9923 N 800 E
Syracuse, IN 46567
Web site: www.woodsbygwgreen.com
Services: Portable sawmill, solar kiln drying, millwork, kiln dried hardwood and softwood lumber, flooring
R.S. & Company
369 Spectacle Pond Road
Porter, ME 04068
Contact: Ray Salmon
Berkshire Products Inc.
884 Ashley Falls Rd.
P.O. Box 591
Sheffield, MA 01257
Web site: www.berkshireproducts.com
Solar Hardwoods Co.
229 Thelma Ave
Somerset, MA 02726
Contact: Mark Costa
Sevices: Portable sawmill, solar kiln drying, kiln dried hardwood and softwood lumber
Shaker Mills, LLC
4 Sherwood Drive
Norfolk, MA 02056
Services: Portable sawmill service, kiln drying, board surfacing
White Oak Farm and Sawmill
9A Ashley Road
Services: Cooks HD3238 portable sawmill, custom saw your logs and mill our own local timber
PO Box 44
Bondsville, MA 01009
Contact: Michael Moore
Web site: http://sites.google.com/site/woodpeckerindustries/
Services: Custom milling, portable, fully hydraulic. Some local wood in stock
Hickory & Oak Sawmilling, LLC
90931 52nd Street
Decatur, MI 49045
Services: Custom sawmilling, custom kiln drying, planing and straight line ripping of lumber, hardwood lumber sales, and hardwood flooring
Log 2 Lumber, LLC
Farmington Hills, MI
Contact: Chuck Lobaito
Serivces: Portable sawmilling, lumber sales, bowl blanks, tool sharpening, woodturning, custom made pens.
Lake Region Timber Co.
Contact: Tony Beuning
32906 Cty Rd 50
Avon, MN 56310
Services: Custom milling, lumber for sale.
37 South Hill Road
Colebrook, NH 063576
Services: Custom portable sawing, planing, molding service, kiln-dried T&G, hardwood flooring, etc.
Woodell & Daughters Forest Products, LLC
85 Jewett Rd
Services: Custom sawing, small kiln, small-scale hardwoods for sale
Cobbs Mill LLC
Contact: Jason Cobb
150 Cobbs Mills Road
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Services: Custom milling, rough planing, specialize in hard to find cuts, serving the tri-state area
General Industrial Service
Contact: John M. Obertlik
341 Adelphia Road
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Services: Custom milling. Sells hardwood, softwood and native wood. Large diameter circular mill with top and bottom saws. Green and air dried lumber cut on site. Planing, custom sawing and ripping available upon request.
Dave & Anne’s Sawmill
Contact: Dave Peregmon
33 Chestnut Street
Pennsville, NJ 08070
Phone: 856-981-9483 (cell) or 215-295-3758 (home)
Services: Custom sawing, local hardwoods
New York On-Site Milling
Contact: Zack Berzon
Services: Custom milling
Northeastern Firewood and Logging
Contact: Vincent Ciampaglione
2008 Rte 9G
Staatsburg, NY 12580
Services: Custom milling, hardwood, softwood logs, etc.
Wappingers Falls, New York
Services: Custom milling, portable Wood-Mizer
Services: Portable milling, custom milling, less commonly found lumber sales
265 Pearson Drive
Asheville, NC 28802
Services: Sawyer with portable mill
Edwards Custom Sawmilling & Lumber
Contact: Kyle Edwards
Iron Station, NC 28080
Web site: www.sawmillnc.com
Services: Large slabs and urban harvest wood, sawing, kiln drying, molding.
North Carolina Woodworker
This Web site, www.ncwoodworker.net, has North Carolina sawyer information listed by region.
Saw-N-Logs Custom Sawmill LLC
516 Tole Allison Road
Mills River, NC 28759
Services: Sawyer with portable 2007 Wood Mizer LT-50
Dendro-Logic Urban Forest Products, Ltd.
Contact: Larry Heavrin
3970 State Route 42
Mason, OH 45040
Web site: www.dendro-logicufp.com
Services: Portable sawmill service, fully hydraulic; hardwood lumber sales; wood products cut to custom dimensions. Generating lumber from trees removed from urban and suburban landscapes.
Doll Lumber Company, Inc.
1363 State Route 534
Southington, OH 44470
Web site: www.dolllumber.com
Goby Walnut Products
5016 Palestine Road NW
Albany, OR 97321
Fax: 541-926-0380 or 541-812-5610
Web site: www.gobywalnut.com
Services: Custom milling, black walnut lumber, veneer, thin stock, custom milling
Craig and Marci Bacho
Services: Custom milling, no kiln
Cedar Creek Custom Lumber
Contact: Brian, Penni, or Thomas Bellomo
21345 SW Oregon St.
Sherwood, OR 97140
Web site: http://www.cccustomlumber.com
Services: Custom milling, kiln drying, Douglas fir lumber
1435 22nd Ave
Sweet Home ,OR 97386
Services: Maple burl specialist – any shape or size or amount. $1.50/lb
Urban Lumber Company
Contact: Seth San Filippo
2440 Main Street
Springfield, OR 97477
Phone: (541) 988-9663
Web site: www.urbanlumbercompany.com
Services: Custom milling, wide-belt sanding, wide-slab lumber, specialty wood.
Shady Lane Tree Farm
Contact: Mike and Louise Peters
5220 Shimerville Road
Emmaus, PA 18049
Services: Bandsaw sawyer and lumber dealer
Contact: Dave or Carol Spacht
1266 Quarry Hall Rd.
Fairview Village, PA 19409
Web site: www.spachtsawmill.com
Services: Custom sawing, 48-in”-dia. circular saw, wood kiln
Pawlosky Lumber & Milling Co.
1084 Western Avenue
Hickory, PA 15340
Web site: www.sawpaw.com
Contact: Dan Hudock
3174 Deep Creek Road
Perkiomenville, PA 18074
Web site: www.hudockshardwoods.com
Services: Custom sawing, kiln drying, 25″ planing capacity, custom molding
Clover Hill Sawyers
3615 Clover Hill Mill Road
Maryville, TN 37801
Services/Products: Custom sawing, up to 40″ diameter and 20′ long. Kiln drying with 2000bf dehumidification kiln. Red and White Oak lumber, flatsawn and quarter sawn, kiln dried.
Services: Wood-Mizer operator
Full Cycle Woodworks Inc.
1600 Hwy 70 North
Rogersville, TN 37857
Contact: Ron Highsmith
Web site: sustainablelumber.com
White Bluff, Tennessee
Services: Custom milling, has two stationary band mills
Blankity Blank and Barton Creek Millworks
David J. Borek
12285 Trautwein Road
Austin, TX 78737
Phone: 512-263-8355 or 866-744-9663
Web site: www.blankity-blanks.com
Services: Portable bandsaw mill, dry kiln, exotics & domestic woods
GIA Mobile Saw Works
27306 NE 9th Street
Camas, WA 98607
Cell Phone: 360-910-3234
Services: Mobile sawing, resawing, kiln drying, planing, surface sanding, wide slabs, burl, hardwoods, mantles, turning stock
McClananhan Lumber, Inc.
Contact: Larry McClananhan
P.O. Box 1483
Forks, WA 98331
Web site: www.mcclanahanlumber.com
Services: Mills local woods, old-growth Sitka spruce, Western red cedar, Douglas fir.
Steph’s Custom Sawyering
Contact: Steph Baxter
North Bend, Washington
Services: Niche cutter, by appointment only, Hawaiian woods, local Western woods, burl, figured wood, tropical wood
Pacific Western Timbers
Contact: Pete Wagner
8000 Imperial Way
Port Orchard, WA
Web site: www.pacwestlumber.com
Services: Mills instrument and boat wood, imports exotics, vacuum and heated kilns
Smyth Cedar Mill
Contact: Paul Smyth
22922 Indianapolis Rd.
Hintz Logging Inc
18219 New Hintzville Rd,
Seabeck, WA 98380-9237
Phone: (360) 830-5900
Services: Mills lumber using a Mobile Dimension mill that accommodates 30-foot trees
Mill Creek Hardwoods
9457 Mullen Lane
Allenton, WI 53002
Services: Custom sawing and kiln drying. Quartersawn Red and White Oak, Cherry, Walnut, and Hard Maple sawn to order.
Contact: Allen Tomaszek
Services: Milwaukee Woodworks is committed to locating and offering nicely figured hardwood lumber. Custom sawing and urban log recovery.
Contact: Greg Holub
1766 Hwy A
West Bend, WI 53090
Services: Custom milling, production milling, kiln drying, hardwood lumber sales, and lumber processing. If we don’t have it we will find it for you! We also buy delivered logs.
Millgrove Wood Products Ltd.
988 Brock Road, RR 4
Dundas, Ontario, L9H 5E4
Services: Custom milling, kiln dried lumber, hardwood flooring
Cedar Creek Sawmill and Tree Farm
Contact: Wayne Hickey
1459 Edworthy Side Rd
Cambridge, North Dumfries, Ont N1S 4Z6
Services: Custom sawing, kiln drying, hardwood and softwood lumber.
Queen Charlotte Island Boat Lumber
PO Box 293,
Port Clements, BC V0T 1R0
Web site: boatlumber.ca
Specialties: Old-growth Sitka spruce, Western red cedar, Douglas fir.
No listing for your area?
The best way to find a mini mill is simply to ask around. Landscapers sometimes have mini-mill contacts. If you belong to a woodworking club, raise the question at a meeting. Your hardwood lumber dealer or lumberyard just might be able to help. So, too, might any local furniture builders or wood turners.
Otherwise, check out WOODWEB.com or ForestryForum.com. Another source is a list of owners of Wood-Mizer portable sawmills, as some have wood for sale. To find out if there’s an owner in your area, you can call 800-553-0182.