Our Sawmill

Video Walkthrough

Mill Overview

Buskirk Lumber has sawmills that service Michigan and Northern Indiana. Our main mill produces over ten million board feet of lumber annually and is currently being revamped to become one of the largest sawmills in Michigan!

Step 1

Logs are stripped of their bark by using our ring debarker.

Step 2

Our Filer & Stowell Co. band head saws take off the edges of the logs — squaring them up and preparing them to be ripped into boards.

Step 3

The logs are then sent to our edger or resaw, at which time they are turned into boards. The lumber then gets trimmed to the desired width and length in the end trimmer.

Step 4

Double End Trimming.

Step 5

Grading to NHLA Standards.

Step 6

Loading up our company owned trucks.

End Products

Timber Harvesting is so much more than just cutting down trees. With the timber we purchase, we are able to create hundreds of finished end products to be put back into our communities.

Veneer
Logs
  • Domestic and export
  • High-end slicer and rotary logs
  • Tabletops
Grade
Lumber
  • FAS – 6-inches x 8-inches 
  • Select – 4-inches x 6-inches
  • 1Com, 2a/2b, 3a/3b, and rustic
Speciality
Products
  • Sea Wall Construction
  • Trailer Decking
  • Bridge Material
  • Beams
Live Edge
Lumber

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Custom
Orders

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By-Products

Sawdust is sold for animal bedding. The bark is sold as mulch and the material cut off from lumber is chipped and sold to wood pellet companies to be used as fuel.