This story was supposed to be about Logosol’s new board edger and one of its first buyers, Bosse Thörn in Habo, Sweden. But when Fresh Cut’s correspondent arrived, the board edger became of secondary concern. Bosse and his life companion Yvonne Gustafson have created a dream on a wooded hillside.
Bosse is a computer consultant in his own company. He has a history in the forest industry, as an employee at Husqvarna, and was early to buy a Logosol Sawmill. He was also one of the first to buy the threesided planer/moulder PH200 when it was launched in the middle of the 1990s. “ The planer/moulder had paid off after one project. I built a big deck at our old house in Habo,” says Bosse. Seven years ago, he bought a cottage built in 1909. During the last years it had been used as a summerhouse, but Bosse intended to make it an all-the-year-round living.
BUILT A WORKSHOP WITH A FLAT
Bosse has access to woodland through friends. The Logosol Sawmill was replaced with a larger band sawmill, which were supplemented with the four-sided planer/ moulder PH260 from Logosol. The first step was to make the cottage habitable, and three years ago it became fit to live in. “Next step was to build a workshop with a flat upstairs. During a period, we had our bedroom in the cottage, and kitchen, shower and living room in the flat above the workshop,” says Bosse. Today, the flat is used by his children. The third and last step was a new house, which was conjoined with the cottage. Everything is made with elegance, and the result qualifies for every home decor magazine. It is a unique combination of old and new, of self-made and recycled. “We got help from Mia Thörn, who is an interior designer, otherwise the result hadn’t been this good,” Bosse states.
The photos speak for themselves. But some points are worth describing in text. All cladding is cut and planed on the spot. Each wall has cladding boards of three different widths to make the walls more vivid, and finally the cladding is painted with copperas. “We have used pine, spruce and aspen for the cladding. According to my opinion the copperas looks best when you use it on pine,” says Bosse. He shows us the cladding of the three different woods, and you can only agree with him: the pine cladding looks best.
Indoors there are also a couple of walls covered with copperas-treated pine. It looks really stylish. If photos of this were published in trendsetting home décor magazines, this could become all the fashion. “The panelling has been lying out in the open air to fade in the sun during for year, just to get the right shade,” says Yvonne, who has been responsible for the brushwork. Another idea that looks better than it sounds is the chimney Bosse and Yvonne took care of from an old cottage in the neighbourhood. The bricks were cleaned from mortar and are now used as part of the décor and as building material for the stairs between the parts of the dwelling house that are on different levels. The final result shows that old chimneys can become hard currency.
THE BENEFIT OF A BOARD EDGER
The houses on the yard are filled with unique and beautiful solutions. The only problem is that they are running out of ground. Maybe, there is room for a gazebo, but after that Bosse will focus on building for others. Which he already does in his own business. You can read more about that on the website nyttanoje.se. And then there was the board edger, which was the reason for this story. It works well, but it will not be run at full until spring. Bosse has a lot of sawn timber that is being seasoned; some of it is not edged. “I will use the board edger to produce timber in the widths required for different projects,” says Bosse, who this way will get a significantly wider range in his own timber yard. The first three-sided planer/moulder stayed until last year. Bosse did not think it had much value, but when he was going to buy the board edger, he put an ad on the Internet. It was sold immediately, at almost the same price as he paid for it 16-17 years ago.