The method of slicing logs into thick, wane-edged boards has several advantages.
‘For the most valuable wood, this method has been used for centuries. Sawn timber can last a lifetime without sustaining damage,’ says Bengt-Olov Byström.
Sawmill from Logosol – part of the solution
Of course, a sawmill from Logosol cannot solve all the problems with storm-felled forest. However, having your own sawmill can be part of the solution. Especially when a storm has only left small amounts of windfalls. More and more people see the advantage of having their own sawmill on the farm for various construction and home renovation projects. In storm-felled forest, there are plenty of timber available.
‘Industrial sawmills cannot receive small amounts of timber. It varies, but usually, anything less than a whole truck of timber logs is uninteresting for an industrial sawmill. Many who contact Logosol think that there is far too little talk about the fact that there are other options, rather than selling the forest at below-market price as pulpwood or saw logs.
‘I agree with them,’ says Bengt-Olov. *It is really profitable to saw up smaller amounts of wood with your own sawmill, when the alternative is to make firewood from the logs or, even worse, leave the logs to rot,’ says Bengt-Olov Byström.
‘If you have your own sawmill and need timber, it is more profitable to take care of at least some of the storm-felled trees yourself. It feels good to saw up logs from your own forest into fine building material for upcoming construction projects,’ says Bengt-Olov.
The storm-felled forest is a dangerous workplace.
‘Only take care of trees that lie freely and are not dangerously uprooted,’ he urges. ‘The safe trees are enough to provide many days of work at your sawmill.’