My name is Dylan. And I'm really passionate about wood.

I’ve learned that when your job is your passion, it’s more like an obsession that has to be controlled. Instead of dragging myself out of bed every morning and making myself go to “work,” I have to make myself take time off to strike a balance. Building with wood that I have salvaged on my own has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. It may have been random logs from Vermont forests I was using as a kid, but through new opportunities, I have started repurposing old growth trees that are coming down and need to be utilized.

Why does this matter?

Wood is important because it is an abundant natural resource that we use for building
everything from the dining table where we share meals to the house that we abide in. As a society, it is obvious that Americans are major consumer of natural resources, and that includes trees. We have to change the way we think about what we consume and how we consume it. So why not use salvaged wood?

 

Milling a giant oak with the Lucas Mill!

Milling a giant oak with the Lucas Mill!