of a proposed building project.
All of these are valid reasons but what to do with the felled tree;
Rather than having the trees that you & your family have grown up with and have come to love cut up for
firewood why not have them milled into planks, dried and made into furniture.
For most people this is the image they have of the inside of a tree, the end grain that is revealed once a tree is felled and cut into logs.
However, this is the beauty that lies within that's revealed as the tree is milled.
Not every fallen tree should become firewood, some deserve to live on.
Window of opportunity:
October - March is the best time of year to have that damaged tree felled, then we can mill it to your requirements
ready to take advantage of the first drying season.
Flexible approach to Tree Milling:
Control over plank thickness: If you have a specific use for the timber and have a cutting list we will be happy to
work to it.
Advice on how to store and air-dry the timber.
Kiln drying service (length at present limited to 2.4m)
No need to go to the expense of having felled trees collected by lorry for milling off-site.
Our milling service:
Below is a slide show of some recent milling work we carried out for a client on an estate near Loughbrough.
The trees (Oak, Cherry, London Plane and Sweet Chestnut) had been felled 2yrs prior to us being contacted but as you can see the wait did not affect the quality of timber produced.
Where there is suitable vehicular access, our mobile bandsaw mill is the ideal machine for milling trees up
to 30" in diameter and 10' long.
With this mill we can accurately mill square edged boards from 1/16" - 7" thick up to 22" wide, the kerf of the blade
is just over 1mm.
In situations where the tree is to large to fit the mill we
will break it down with chainsaw mill first.
The tree shown is a Walnut tree that feel during Storm Doris in January 2017.
Because the main trunk diameter was over 36" it had to be milled into quarters using our chainsaw mill before being
loaded onto the bandsaw mill.
The milled planks were left to dry at the clients property and will eventually be made into floorboards for use in the
entrance hall of the house.
The client used some of the larger planks later that year for work surfaces for their outside kitchen at the property.
Not just trees:
One of the problems many re-developers have when they demolish old industrial buildings to make way for new commercial and domestic dwellings is what to do with the huge roof timbers and trusses that so many buildings of the Victorian era were constructed with.
Here at Forest 2 Furniture we think we have an ideal solution to this increasing problem.
With our mobile bandsaw mill we are able to mill unusable roof trusses into manageable useful timber in situ at the building site.
Because the timbers used for construction purposes in the Victorian era were cut from slow grown trees the timber we are able to produce is of a high standard making it ideal for various uses in the new properties.