We've been part of many impressive builds, but never one like this.

This home is FSC-certified from top to bottom. Usually, a number of key features carry the certification. This is the first time in the US that a single family home has been certified in its entirety.

Of course, a local, FSC-certified home needs local, FSC-certified flooring! That’s where we come in. All the floors and stair parts are FSC Oregon White Oak from Zena Forest Products.

We're thrilled and honored to be part of this significant achievement and to have our hardwood flooring in such a gorgeous space. Huge tip of the hat to our friends at Nathan Good Architects for designing it and JRA Green Building for building it.

Read more here.

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AuthorPaul Boers

We recently came across aerial photos of our neighborhood from 1936. We've had a blast pouring over them, seeing how the fields and even the roads have changed over time. Of special interest to us, of course, are the trees. We love seeing the empty patches in 1936 filling in with leafy green oaks, maples and firs.

See for yourself - use the slider to switch back and forth between then and now. (It may take a minute or two to load.)

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AuthorPaul Boers

Last week, Bill Wessinger of Wessinger Woodworks stopped by the mill to pick up some green Oregon White Oak bending lumber.  Bill has been buying wood from us since 2011, and he makes furniture and also dabbles in boat building.  Combining these two passions of his, he has also been making some amazing wood sculptures.  The pictures speak for themselves.  You can check out Bill's instagram page for lots more amazing pictures of his work.

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AuthorBen Deumling

   One of the rewards of the work that we do here is collaborating with phenomenal craftsmen and women.  We spend our time in the forest working with logs and big machines, in the mud or the dust.  We turn trees into lumber for someone else to work with.  When lumber leaves our hands, it is still in a semi-unfinished state.

   The very talented crew at the Joinery has been building furniture with Oregon White Oak from Zena Forest Products for a couple years now.  They recently produced this video about what they do.  Seeing our trees turned into these works of art is a wonderful reward for us.

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AuthorBen Deumling