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Hull Oakes Sawmill

Hull Oaks Sawmill Company

Gary Katz recently wrote an amazing article on the Hull Oakes Sawmil Lumber Company.  A family-owned, Douglas-fir cutting mill nestled in the foothills of the coast range northwest of Monroe, Oregon.

Steam-Power Saw Mill

Hull Oakes Sawmil may be the last steam-powered commercial saw mill in the country, and they’re one of the few mills capable of cutting large timbers up to 85 ft. long.  The mill,  a 10,000-acre tree farm, broken up into parcels within a 50 mile radius, which helps provide a log supply for its sawmill,  has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1996.

Cutting Long Timbers

Large long timbers are still used in railroad trestles, the restoration of historic structures, and for the spars and masts of ships.

Gary Katz a finish carpenter, licensed general contractor based in California. For more than 30 years, Gary has specialized in finish carpentry working on a wide range of projects — Gary has trained many carpenters on everything from basic techniques to advanced design and joinery. Click here to read his complete article.

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