Copas Sawmill offers custom saw milling to make your dreams happen at a reasonable price. I can saw dimensional construction lumber, timber frame posts and beams, table slabs, mantles, cabinet lumber, and craft lumber. Sawing is completed with the desired end use in mind to get the most stability and/or figure. Quarter sawing is no problem and my mill has the capacity to get the wide boards out of the big logs.
My sawmill is a Timberking 2000 which features all hydraulic operation coupled with computer control, allowing for extremely accurate cutting. The sawmill is a thin kerf bandmill that maximizes the amount of wood out of your log. Extra heavy bandsaw blades are used to eliminate wavy lumber, which is common with many band mills. The mill can handle log sizes to 36" diameter by 20' long. Slabs can be sawn up to 32" wide and any thickness. This takes place at a home location that has support equipment to handle logs.
Bring your logs to Copas Sawmill where I can unload logs and help load lumber back onto your vehicle. Normal turnaround time is one week or less.
Have a look below to see past job results. Click on a picture to expand it.
Natural edge slab tables are selling quite well now. Slabs can be the most profitable option for some logs, often equaling or exceeding veneer log prices. Slabs as wide as 32" can be sawed and with the thin kerf of a band mill, book matches are very accurate. A 60" wide table makes a fabulous statement and you can imagine the price such pieces could generate.
Often ugly logs make the best slabs, as they have the most interesting features. Crotches always have exciting figure and our sawing can be done to emphasize that figure. Hollow logs and logs with included bark crotches provide space for the resin artist to make river tables. Longer logs can be made into waterfall tables. We are happy to answer questions about turning your logs into slabs. A detailed conversation can provide information to insure your expectations are met. On larger logs, the sale of one slab will easily cover the charge for sawing that log.
See below and click on a picture to enlarge and get information of log species. Some slabs in the photographs have been sprayed with water to simulate figure appearance after finishing.