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Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

The rise of urban logging

...milled into 8x8's for the main support structure and boards for flooring and trim. After being left to air dry for two years, much of the lumber was taken to a local mill to be turned into tongue and groove flooring. The rest was milled and finished by the owners (in their new workshop) as the materials for baseboards ...

Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
Wood and organic materials

All about wood

...Mill your own tree: If you must take down a tree and you have space to store a pile of wood, see if you can hire a portable mill and operator in your area. Reclaimed wood from demolition : there are businesses that specialize in salvaging building materials from demolition projects, then offer them for resale in vary...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...portable mill and build with wood from your lot. Rather than carting it away to a land fill or burning it off, build with it. Not only is it local, you can save money. 4. Look into small eco-developments An increasing number of green communities are popping up across the country. If you choose to live in a new deve...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...mill that cut the plywood wall components to an accuracy of within 1 mm, and allowed pieces to be friction fit during assembly. "With such a fine tolerance of accuracy, we were able to achieve complex curvature that would be too complicated to do in any other way", says Hayward, who goes on to compare the assembly to...