037 Create a Thriving Wood Product Business Online with Lumber Lust Designs

HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED. Ryan Walsh started lumber lust designs about 2 years ago. His background is in media and marketing and his other business was going through some economic changes due to technology and political climate. He had been doing woodwork as a hobby for his home and when his son was about to…

036 Going into the Reclaimed Lumber Business with South East Reclaimed

HOW TIM STARTED THE BUSINESS Tim believes he got into this space by mere chance. He was in a really bad wreck in 2013. He was in a wheelchair for 7 ½ months and during that time is when he started building stuff, which resulted in building some stuff with reclaimed wood. They then contracted…

035 Two Brothers Start a Chainsawmill Business with Karl Taylor Wood

A LITTLE ABOUT KARL TAYLOR WOOD Karl Taylor wood is owned by Justin Steinburg and is Located in Abbotsford, an hour from Vancouver, British Columbia. They offer people kiln dried slabs. Drying the slabs takes 6-8 weeks, which they later sell the rough slabs. No sanding or finishing is done on them but just sold…

031 Leaving a Comfortable Full Time Job with Brodye Chappell

HOW BRODYE CHAPPELL GOT STARTED IN THE BUSINESS Brodye worked in his father’s custom home building business for 15 years. He humbly began by selling lumber but quickly worked his way up to being the lead finish carpenter in his crew. Dedicated to his work and building some really cool stuff, his friends started noticing…

026 Building a Sawmill Empire with Robert Rise of NY City Slab

For episode 026 Robert Rising of NY City Slab is our guest. A bit about NY City Slab At NY City Slab, Robert and his team mill urban lumber from what might seem an unlikely source. The idea began when Robert was building a house and wanted to use local wood. Robert found that trees…

024 Focusing on Your Strengths with Jeff Perry from Angel City Lumber

For episode 24, we’re getting to know Jeff Perry from Angel City Lumber. Angel City Lumber was born out of the need to make the somewhat ad hoc sawmill services in LA more streamlined. The business grew from a small idea: sourcing trees marked for landfill and harvesting them for lumber to a full scale…

023 Launching a Startup Sawmill Business with Shane of Cape Cod Sawmill Co

On this episode we’re getting to know Shane from Cape Cod Sawmill Company Cape Cod Sawmill is located in Bourne, Massachusetts, the company started in April, 2016. Shane started the business with his brother in law, Brian, a tree surgeon who wanted to do something positive with the timber rather than see it consigned to…