Processing the logs

At our Northern Michigan sawmill location, freshly harvested logs are processed into green dimensional lumber. We utilize sawing systems with the capacity to maintain our production levels, and achieve our quality standards for the end product.

All of our log home and log siding product inventory is computer controlled with an electric bar code system to insure that a sufficient amount of stock is maintained to meet customer and production needs.

sawing1There are two stages of sawing. First there is canting during which the log is cut into a square and the first layer of sapwood is removed. Sapwood contains a lot of moisture, will shrink, and is more susceptible to blue stain from fungus. Sapwood is called “junk in the trunk” by loggers and sawmills. This process is essential for a quality finished product.




Next is re-sawing. This process produces the rough dimension sizes needed to produce profiled products.





Our mill and production facilities, located in Boyne Falls, Michigan, are open for personal tours. To schedule your mill tour, call 888.829.5909 or send us a note.

If you’re not able to see the mill in person, take a few minutes to watch our virtual mill tour.

We know that once you see how our wood building products are produced you’ll be completely confident in using Heartwood Mills for all your building projects.


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