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Old 03-24-2017, 07:16 PM
 
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Available land (to purchase for building) is a problem in many of the villages. Hell, it's even a problem on the panhandle.

Besides, the bush villages aren't growing in population. Most of them are declining, if anything.
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Old 03-26-2017, 09:30 AM
 
Location: In the middle of nowhere
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In our village, a lot of the people have sawmills and some sell lumber. Problem is that it takes time for the lumber to dry, sometimes it dries crooked. Generally a 2 man job and you have to know what you are doing to get the most out of a log. If you are a person that has a small budget, most of the time you are hauling logs is in the early spring- right now with a snow machine. Much easier and you have more time.
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Old 03-28-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Traditional timber frame homes in the northeast were built with green timbers and often the sheathing put up green too. Not that drying isn't a nice idea. I've got a chainsaw mill I've used to put a dent in my lumber buying. The kerf is too much and the work too slow to saw many 1 inch boards but for 4x4's, 6x6's, etc., it sure saves some money. Without access to cheap materials though I would cut sheathing boards and whatever else I needed.
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