Sawmill services

Onsite portable milling

We can mill custom live edge wood slabs from your logs with our portable Lucas Mill slabbing sawmill, capable of milling slabs up to 76" wide. Previous customers have been very happy to have their trees milled into valuable and sentimental lumber to enjoy for years to come. Service includes stacking and stickering your new slabs for air drying. We are based in the Los Angeles area but serve the broader Southern California and Central Valley regions. 

testimonial from global wood source

Hourly rate: $150 per hour, including set up and tear down; additional charges may apply if heavy equipment like forklifts are required
Equipment: Lucas Mill Dedicated Slabber with a 76” wide cutting capacity

Slab flattening

Live edge slabs can warp over time as moisture evaporates from the wood. Common types of warping include cupping, twisting and bowing. Once dry, we can flatten them on an aluminum framed flattening mill.

Maximum thickness: 3-3/8"

Maximum width:  48-1/2"

Maximum length: 134"

Cost: $2.50 per board foot

Air drying service

We offer professional air drying service for regional customers. We are located in a rural, arid, high wind area of Los Angeles county.

Base monthly pricing is set at $50 per log with additional fees for oversized logs and a one time setup fee. Please contact us to discuss how we can help reduce your storage costs and free up your shop space for productive work.

Professional air dry service includes:

  • storage in dry location (average annual EMC < 14%) with high air circulation; see here for our EMC calculator
  • protection from direct sunlight
  • ratchets or top-weights for warp mitigation
  • monthly moisture content readings with professional non-marring Wagner moisture meter or deep probe Lignomat meter (customer's choice)
  • shipping to air drying yard
  • offloading and loading at drying yard
Additional notes:
  • Customer is responsible for arranging and paying for return shipping after air drying is complete
  • Air drying time is not entirely predictable and depends in part on post air drying plans (e.g., whether kiln drying)
  • Precautions are taken to monitor for and prevent wood boring insects (no issues yet) but it cannot be guaranteed; sterilization cycle in kiln (center wood heated to 133°F for at least 6 hours) is recommended following air drying
  • Payments due monthly