Friday, April 30, 2010

Lumbering - Urban Style

From the 5 spruce trees here I made approximately 950 board feet of lumber shown below. (That is an apple tree in the foreground which was also removed.) This picture was taken while the house roof was being replaced with steel roof tiles.

Here is the lumber with a few boards missing, used already in the new shop construction. Total cost of getting the wood to the mill and the cost of milling was $550. Thus my per board foot cost was about 60c. This does not include the costs of felling the trees which I did mostly myself but whic could be pricey if the trees could not be easily felled due to building proximities etc.

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