With his own sawmill, Gerard Saulnier can finally realize his dreams: making logs from the trees growing on the family estate.

Gerard Saulnier is retired and knows what he wants to do with his new leisure. Together with his wife, he lives in the countryside outside the village of La Brüer sur Loire south of Paris. Shortly after retirement, he purchased a Big Mill Timmerjig with a large chain saw. With the Big Mill he cut both oaks and apple trees, that would be cut down anyway.
– It feels much better to cut up the timber to lumber than burn it as fire wood, says Gerard Saulnier.
After a while he also ordered a large sawmill. Logosol M7. He already had the suitable chain saw.
– The sawing position is much better. You stand up straight and work, instead of standing on his heels, he says.
Right now Gerard Saulnier is working with a garden in Japanese style. A pond is complete with carps in different colors.
– Next project is to build a fence around the pond. We recently had a grandchild, says Gerard Saulnier.
Several projects are in pipeline. Soon his wife also will retire, and then they will work together to create the house and the garden of their dreams.