Peter de Graaf; Berwick N.B. E5P 3A1 (sawmill)
1979 Melanson Rd, Greater Lakeburn, NB E1H 2C6
Also, Dale Smearer up in Belldune, NB. goes around and buys up figured hardwoods. We sold him a $1600 birdseye log some years ago from a member woodlot owner of our local forest products marketing board. He bought it on the yard. Here is his web page.
Craig Wood Ltd in Tyne Valley, PEI is an excellent place. The president, Bruce Craig, is an awesome guy. They cut down their own wood, mill it, kiln dry it, do custom carpentry, the whole works, great spot. www.peiconstruction.ca
Kent Building Suppies
35 Mic Mac Blvd.
"Sawmill on Wheels"
Dan Price owner/operator.
Dan offers a log cutting service and he also sells thick cut boards of walnut, oak, maple, etc. live edge and dressed lumber.
A few more in the Greater Vancouver area:
•PJ White (Vancouver) (same URL as listed in the Alberta section)
•Reimer Plywood (Abbotsford) (Victoria) (same URL as listed in the Alberta section)
•Smith Plywood (Langley)
•A few guys on Craigslist (materials section)
In the Greater Vancouver area, out in Maple Ridge B.C.
Lots of Fir, Maple, Alder and a lot of other various woods including Sequoia, Cherry, Hemlock, and a few exotics. He buys logs from you if you have something nice. Has lots of flame/eye/burl/etc maple slabs great for guitar bodies/necks, etc. It's not the kind of place where you can just stop in and grab some wood. You have to look around, decide on something, and then order it up. He'll cut it to your dimensions and then you pick it up. Unless the piece is small and he happens to have it available. Reasonable prices though.
Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild.
According to their website "We have numerous community projects underway. One of note is the Wood Recovery Program which donates 15% of the wood recovered to educational institutions. It is the only large scale wood recovery program operating in Western Canada. With municipal and private donations, we are able to use wood for artistic and community projects that otherwise would be burned. Members who participate learn all the steps from fallen tree to final processing. This includes cutting, grading, kiln and air drying and stickering with an emphasis on safety."
1.We find out about and take possession of the salvageable tree parts, and truck them to a safe place.
2.We seal the end grain and otherwise protect the tree parts from degradation before milling.
3.When enough tree parts have accumulated to make milling and kiln drying worthwhile, we engage a sawmill operator to custom mill planks and boards for us.
4.Guild members may buy the wood green and take it away at that point – price to cover the costs of transporting and milling the wood plus extra for school donation.
5.We may truck the wood to a kiln and dry it, although some local woods are best air dried which can take up to five years.
6.Guild members can buy the wood at that point and take it away – price to cover costs of capture, milling, trucking, kiln drying plus extra for school donation."
"Vancouver Island is blessed with a wealth of tree varieties and sizes. Over the past few years we have processed over 25,000 board feet of Pacific Yew, Black Locust, Douglas Fir, White Oak, London Plane, English Oak, Cedar of Lebanon, Cherry, Horse Chestnut, Plum, Walnut and Garry Oak."
Dave Horn at 604-826-6155. He has a small sawmill in the Mission area
Hi Lisa .. I just wanted to add this.. There is a new sawmill based out of Rockwood, ON. It's called "Sawmill on Wheels" Dan Price who I think is a member on this forum is the owner/operator. Dan offers a log cutting service and he also sells thick cut boards of walnut, oak, maple, etc. live edge and dressed lumber.
His number is 519-826-8371 and his website is sawmillonwheels.com Regards Tony
Thanks Tony! I will add your information. Not sure where Rockwood Ont. is...do I have it in the right spot on the post?
Sawmill on Wheels is right on Guelph Line, 15 kms North of 401 and Mohawk. His wood farm is the 4th drive on the right after the 30th side road.
I got some awesome 2" Cherry live edge 18" x 10 feet long from him and walnut similar to that for a good price..