About our Sawmill

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Many trees have to be removed daily because of they have died or they are in the way. Unfortunately, those trees are often hauled to the landfill or turned into mulch. With our sawmill we are able to take those dead or removed trees and transform them into beautiful usable lumber, thereby giving the tree a new purpose. We have been able to salvage many New Mexico trees from being destroyed after they were taken down by private landowners, companies, the BLM and National Forest Service. Those trees have been made into lumber for building materials, furniture and handcrafted woodworks. We offer specialized custom lumber made from our sustainably harvested logs, salvaged urban trees, or from trees provided by you.

The History of our Sawmill

We first acquired a saw mill to build a home in New Mexico with lumber we could produce ourselves. We sustainably harvested all the logs, taking only the dead or down trees, to use in our home and woodshop, leaving a small footprint on our local forests.

We now live and run our sawmill and business in Carson, just outside of Taos, New Mexico. There is still a huge amount of dead and down aspen, spruce and fir in the surrounding mountains, along with other species in the surrounding urban communities that need to be removed.

In addition to producing lumber for our own building projects, we create lumber for our handmade Woodworks, using wood from local trees we sustainably harvested ourselves, salvaged urban trees and reclaimed wood. We also offer custom Milling for those interested in turning their trees into usable lumber. Milling is a very rewarding profession and one that not many know a lot about. We get the most satisfaction knowing that we can offer our clients what the large commercial suppliers cannot: custom milled, specialized, beautiful lumber derived by sustainable methods.

Milling Walnut
Black Walnut, an urban tree harvested from Taos NM, being custom milled into lumber by Noah Hughes

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“Good timber do not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.”

J. Willard Marriot