Trent Dean – An innovative artist, designer, and one of our members!

This week, we’re highlighting one of our members, Trent Dean! Based in Sacramento, Ca, Trent specializes in unique and long-lasting custom furniture making, as well as home accents. One thing is certain, if you commision Trent Dean, you will end up with a piece that’s about as far away from what you could purchase at…

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Building an Urban Lumber Company with Ponderosa Millworks

HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED Today we’re talking with Michael Veneziano from Ponderosa Millworks. At seventeen, Michael was busy working on a landscape site when a tree service worker came up to him and asked for his help “wrangling” some trees. After that, Michael was sold on his love of the work. The worker turned out…

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Deadwood Revival, Firefighting, and the U.S. Forestry Service

DANNY TORRES With what started as a passion for forestry, chainsaws and tree cutting, Danny Torres turned these sawyer skills into his business, Deadwood Revival Design. Based out of San Luis Obispo, CA, Deadwood Revival is a wood and steel fabrication outfit. One day, while talking with a friend, Danny listened as his buddy told him…

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Getting Serious About Marketing Your Wood & Sawmill Business with Tom Loeschner from GreyWood Design

Tom Loeschner came to us as a former student of the Sawmill Business Bootcamp. Specializing in making custom furniture, Tom provides his clients with something that he refers to as “tree to table service”- a service which is very popular with customers who love the concept of having a table crafted from a tree in…

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Far West Forest’s Jennifer Alger on How to Start A Sawmill Business

In this episode, President of Far West Forest Products, Jennifer Alger breaks down how she runs her business, how she spends her time and gives the blueprint and plan to start your own sawmill business. She’s also the exclusive Woodmizer sales person for California and Nevada so she has a ton of experience finding the…

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Interview with Charles DeGreek – Knotthead Custom Sawing

  On this week’s Sawmill Podcast, we interview Charles DeGreek from Knotthead Custom Sawing. Based in Northern California, Charles and his family run this small but growing sawmilling operation. Listen as he talks about his process for getting customers, how he spends his time, and what the future looks like for him. Website: www.knottheadcustomsawing.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/knottheadcustomsawing    …

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Running a Thriving Urban Lumber Business with Pacific Coast Lumber

  Today we have Sean O’Brien from Pacific Coast Lumber. The business is located in San Luis Bispo, California right between LA and San Francisco on the Coast. The business has been around for almost 23 years but Sean bought it only 2 ½ years ago from Don Seawater. Dan owned a commercial lumber yard…

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Urban Lumber Network joining forces to make a difference

Urban Lumber Network joining forces to make a difference:   By; Jennifer Alger,  CEO Far West Forest Products After decades of working closely with Cal Fires Urban Forestry Department, Friends of the Urban Forest, CA Urban Forest Council, and the US Forest Service as well as several private businesses like ours, we finally put together…

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Urban Lumber Summit Attendees Social Media

Hello and thank you to all who attended the Urban Lumber Summit. We hope you each got some great info for your business.  As you may recall we had a sign up list for anyone who wanted to share their Instagram page and we promised to make it available.  Let’s help grow the community by…

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Urban Lumber Summit: June 20th 2018, Save The Date

Save the date!  We will be co-hosting an Urban Lumber Summit June 20th, 2018 along with Acres of Timber/Sawmill Business   You’ll see live sawmill and other wood product demonstrations, get insight on kilns, marketing, growing your business, and a lot more. You won’t want to miss it, see you there! Urban lumber network members,…

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