041 Old Technology- Growing Your Wood Business with an Alaskan Mill

How Zach got started Zach, from Old Technology, got started when his friends in the tree service started giving him the trees they were removing from properties. He first invested in a chainsaw mill to start milling these trees, then bought a kiln for drying and is now producing his own furniture from his wood….

040 Marji from It’s Not Trash on Growing a Reclaimed Furniture Company

HOW IT’S NOT TRASH STARTED. Today, we have Marji Medina from It’s Not Trash, a reclaimed wood design company. Marji was working as a VP in sales consultant for a hospital for quite a while but was not satisfied with it. Coming from a woodwork family, she missed getting her hands dirty with physical labor…

039 -Evolutia Made- Dominating the South’s Reclaim Lumber Scene

HOW CLAY STARTED THE BUSINESS. Clay Klener, from Evolutia, specializes in reclaimed wood. They started salvaging large textile mills in the South East in the early 2000s as a family business. Although they’re from Birmingham, Alabama the first project they did was in South Carolina. A lot of the textile mills they were after were…

038 Mike from Barn Board Store, Growing and Scaling a Reclaimed Brand

HOW BARN BOARD STORE STARTED About 16 years ago, Mike and his wife bought a house that had the worst-looking garage at the back of the house and he wanted to do something about it. Later, a barn had blown over at a friend’s town and Mike together with his wife rented a truck and…

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…

034 Selling Your Custom Wood Product on Etsy with Rough Sawn Detroit

HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED On this episode, I chat with Mathew Wlotkowski of Rough Sawn Detroit. For Mathew, the business started out as a hobby. He had and wanted to get into cutting lavage material he had been buying for a while for his own stuff like tables, but later on, figured it would be…