Patrick Schutt Schutt Log Homes and Mill Works 816-506-5713 e-mail email@example.com
Schutt Log Homes and Mill Works is a small operation. We take pride in our product and our process. We strive to create quality Oak products for all of our kits and lumber products.
This page gives a brief picture explanation of our milling process.
We do not cut our own trees at this time, in the past we were in the timber and cut our own logs. Today the logs are delivered to us from loggers. We only work with environmentally conscious loggers who reforest the timber and do not clear cut. The care of our land is very important to us.
After the logs are delivered they are sorted according to species and size. Oak logs are used for our kits and everything else is turned into custom milled lumber.
Our sawmill runs 8-10 hours a day, 5 days a week. (Sometimes 6 or 7 days a week)
Once on the sawmill the logs are cut into various materials for our kits.
The bark is removed from the log. The heart wood of the log is used for timbers for our Oak log cabin kits and barn kits. The parts of the log which are removed to make the timbers are used to make dimension lumber and dried goods such as 2 x 6’s, trim, railing, ship lap, and siding.
The timbers are then dry stacked outside to air dry until they are ready to be shipped.
The slab lumber is sent to the kiln to dry for at least 2-3 weeks. This can take longer depending on the temperature and humidity levels. We require the moisture level to be 8-12% before the lumber is removed from the kiln.
The next step is to process the lumber into the various forms required for our kits.
First in the process is the planer which is basically a large sander to make the lumber the correct thickness. Next the lumber goes to the straight line which cuts both sides to the correct width.
Some of the lumber will then be sent to the shaper which creates the edge for ship lap, tongue and groove, decking or what ever especial edge may be required.
Once the lumber has completed these steps it is stacked into bunks and banded together for shipping.
It is very important at this point to keep kiln dried lumber off the ground and Dry. Any moisture on the lumber before it is sealed can cause warping or twisting.
The bark which is removed from the logs is stacked to cure and sold for firewood.
The saw dust and shavings produced by the milling process are sold and used for animal bedding and landscaping.
Every part of the log we receive is used in some form or another. We do not waste any of the gifts nature has given us.
We do not use any chemicals or preservatives in our milling process making our products a great option for green living.
We do recommend a sealant and insecticide be used on our product, but we leave it up to the discretion of our customers which product they choose to use.