Urban Forest Products-Sawmill

Urban Forest Products – Division of Hendrickson Tree Care Company

Urban Forest Products was formed out of appreciation of our natural environment and the thought that we should not be using our urban logs as just firewood. There had to be a higher value for these trees that have been growing in the Urban Forest for 25 to 200 years.

So I bought my first sawmill in the late 90’s. Working with these logs was one of my  passions and  I only was able to saw logs on a part time basis.  Later in time I ended up log tablehiring a sawyer. He worked as an arborist half the time and the other time he would saw logs.

As a visual artist we would look at each log and determine what we felt should be cut from the log that would generate the highest aesthetic value.  

We developed a wood shop at our office so that we would have the tools to work on the wood and develop products as requests came in.  At the present time we have inventory in stock of artistic slabs that can be used for projects. We have other woodworkers in the city that can build your project.  We also have other partners in the industry and if we do not have what you are looking for, they may. 

This is just a simple project and makes a nice piece to set things on in our kitchen. For example, the remote control for our lighting system is always where we can find it.

What was interesting on this piece was that it came from a large Riverbirch tree.  The tree died and had huge amounts of borer damage that made a very unusual look just under the bark.  This picture does not do this piece justice, though it is an unusual piece.

Below are a few pictures of Urban Forest products

log table top

THIS IS A LARGE LOCUST LOG WITH AN ADDED A CUSTOM GLASS TOP

cherry and oak slabs

CHERRY SLABS ON TOP AND OAK SLABS ON THE BOTTOM

inventory

 

 

 

 

 

SOME OF OUR INVENTORY

twenty foot oak table

 

 

 

 

 

TWENTY FOOT OAK TABLE.