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Mountain 01-29-2013 11:22 PM

Hallo from Idaho, complying with suggested newb introduction.

I have been DIY'ing my entire life, I grew up on farms and ranches and have a farm of my own now. I ran accross this forum attempting to look up information on treating posts for pole barns. No luck on the treating info but I liked this forum and so here I am.

This new farm of ours has a great many pole barn structures some of them pretty redneck on their construction, although whoever built them really believed in overkill..... full dimension 12x12 and 14x 14 posts etc. I was pretty impresses with all the old timbers and beams the barns and house are made of and wanted to refix up all of the buildings and to try to keep it all somewhat with the same original character.

I went and did a cost projection on the wood I would need early this last spring and nearly had heart failure. So I then researched sawmills and bought one.

I have had the mill setup for about seven months now and have gotten pretty proficient at it. I now have about 15,000 brd feet of logs decked up and another 8,000 on the way. I probably have enough wood to actually build all new buildings now lol. Now that I have built an overhead trolley system to get my logs to the mill from the main deck, I am ready to start figuring out how to rebuild all these buildings.

I figured being a part of this forum might help with some of that. I am looking forward to seeing you all in the posts.

Gary in WA 01-29-2013 11:36 PM

Sounds like it should keep you busy awhile...

Welcome to the forums!


Mountain 01-29-2013 11:38 PM

Figured I would give pics a try, looks the same as another forum I am on.

Thought some of you might be interested in seeing my mill.

I am looking forward to spring when I can go full tilt on rebuilding everything around here.

PaliBob 01-30-2013 12:03 PM

Wow, Thanks for the Great Pics

Welcome to the Forum and also Thanks for including your location

oh'mike 01-30-2013 07:34 PM

Welcome! I could look at slices of wood all day---great to have you here---Join right in!

HomeSealed 01-31-2013 10:31 AM

Cool setup, welcome!

Mountain 01-31-2013 07:31 PM

The four younger kids have been bugging me for desks, so I came up with a simple design in my head this morning and put this together. The wife made the chair out of some of my rough stickers that I get when milling the sides of boards. The desk is made of boards that had scant on the face or sides.

I would like to see the kids break that Now to build three more sets and get the rest of them off my back.

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