Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Cows, Colleges, and Contentment, MN
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If you have any small wood mills in your area, ask there. Sometimes folks have small, portable mills in their backyards. Check your phonebook. Also, call the county extention office - they are good liasons to agricultural type things - or a county forester. Your city hall should have those numbers. Here in MN, we have a company called Northern Hardwoods that mills, well, hardwoods.
Just so you know, the "stumpage fee" - what a log is worth - is usually way less than you expect. We've been getting massive oak logs to patch our cabin, and we're only paying stumpage - somewhere in the realm of $150 per 25 footer. Chestut apparently warps more than oak as it dries, so it won't be great for, say, floorboards.
Or you could just have a chainsaw artist come and make you a sculpture. Those are always a lot of fun!