We are constructing an oak framed extension from timber sourced from the immediate vicinity. The landowner has felled and stored the timbers for a long period of time, most of which had fully dried out and subsequently lost bark and sapwood to rot. A true testament to the durability of oak is that the heartwood is immaculate!

This can be seen in the following picture.

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The timbers are loaded on to the mobile sawmill, skillfully operated by Tim at http://easterncountiesmobilesawmilling.co.uk/

Each face is skimmed once, before being rotated and finally sized to the desired proportions.

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The following video demonstrates the speed and efficiency of one cut.