November 4, 2020

Using a Sawmill at the Farm

Recycling felled trees into valuable, usable lumber is always a big priority here at my Bedford, New York farm.

Over the years, I've planted thousands and thousands of trees. Unfortunately, I've also lost many trees - they've fallen during storms, or had to be cut down because of damage or disease. But, I always save the logs and have them milled into usable boards. Recently, I called on Mauricio Guevara, a skilled lumberer, master woodworker, and restorer for help. Mauricio owns New England Antique Lumber Inc., in nearby Mount Kisco, and shares my passion for recycling and repurposing as many natural resources as possible. Recently, he brought his portable sawmill to the farm, set it up on a field near my pile of logs, and started making beautiful floor boards and planks that will be used for future projects.

Enjoy these photos.