A state-of-the-art portable sawmill brought directly to your property to mill your logs to lumber on the spot

Program goals:

  • Share information about the milling process of turning your logs into lumber
  • Discuss and establish your goals for the project
  • Provide our best recommendations based on your goals, whether it be for furniture, building/construction, etc.
  • Share information about the drying process for your lumber


How does the program work?

  • The Catskill Forest Association transports and sets up the sawmill on your property
  • Your logs are then milled to your specifications.  The goal is to turn wood on your property into usable lumber
  • Pricing is based on the number of usable board feet – you only pay for what we cut
  • We can mill almost anything, including some attractive non-commercial species such as apple, sycamore, white oak, and black walnut — we can even use wood from ash trees infected by the Emerald Ash borer as long as it is reasonably sound

Additional information

  • Your logs don’t have to be sawmill-quality logs, they can be lower grade, non-timber quality logs, e.g. decorative pieces.
  • We can provide referrals for drying, or advice on drying on your own.
  • Specs: we can accommodate logs up to 20 ft. in length and mill finished boards up to 26 in. wide (logs can be up to a 32 in. diameter prior to cutting off the slab wood).
  • Desirable lumber is often cut from low-grade logs that can’t be sold commercially.

Contact John MacNaught for more information and to get started:

john@catskillforest.org / (845) 586-3054