GALLERY 1: "How it all starts!"
STANDING DEAD TIMBERT.L.Timber Ltd. primarily sources dead standing Spruce and Lodgepole Pine for our milled log home products. Our Logging Operations is committed in providing the facility quality timber.
FELLER BUNCHERThe Buncher operator grabs the timber in each passes and "bunches" trees together. It then proceeds to lay these bunches down for the Skidder to retrieve with its grapple.
LOG SKIDDERA log skidder is dragging harvested timber to a location where the tree will be removed of its branches, graded and cut to length.
LOG PROCESSORIt's the Processor operators job to clear the timber of its branches, cut to length, grade & then sort the logs.
LOG LOADERLoadermen are responsible to sort & load the trees on to awaiting trucks for transport to the facility.
HAULING TIMBEROur truck drivers haul the timber safely to sawmills and to our own facility depending on the wide range of log sorts.
UNLOADING AT YARDLogging trucks are unloaded in the log yard with the grapple wheel loader. The operator piles the timber according to size and grade.
HAPPY TRUCK DRIVERThe driver's are happy to get unloaded quick so they can get back on the road for another load.
Gallery 2: "The Process"
SIMILKAMEEN VALLEYT.L.Timber Ltd. is located in Cawston, BC nestled in the South Okanagan amongst fruit trees,vineyards and the Similkameen river.
GRADING LOGSAll of our staff are grade certified so having them start out in the log yard helps sort out lower grade timbers before they get too far into the process.
CUSTOM CUTTINGOur massive double 52" circular sawmill is capable of milling large timbers in upwards of 65' in length.
WANEY CANTSSlabbing logs on 4 sides leaving bark on the edges is called "waney cants". T.L.Timber Ltd. profiles these into various milled log profiles using their onsite log milling machine.
LOG PROFILINGOnce logs are canted they are profiled through the PENDU log mill. This machine offers various sizes of Swedish Cope, D-Log and Pioneer wall logs. Plus an array of heavy milled log & timber siding profiles.
SADDLE NOTCHESThe notcher is an oversized drill press that "notches" and cuts each log to length. The operator here has to ensure each log is carefully notched and cut specifically to the plans provided. Each log is then tagged accordingly.
LOG PEELINGMost of our logs go through the process of peeling both machine & hand peeled. This is to ensure the logs retain a rustic finish.
Gallery 3: "Making The Dream Reality"
CONSTRUCTION 101Every log is specifically notched & cut to length according to the programmed set of plans provided by the design team.
CRANE TIME 101A good crane operator with an even better log package made short work of this 13" project.
TRUSS TIMEWith all log walls stacked log trusses are set in place. Builders can now get a start on the massive roofline.
CONSTRUCTION 1012nd floor is being framed with main floor door and windows openings getting furthered prepped.
LOG ROOF SYSTEM13" log posts, purlins and ridge beams flow through out. Timber rafters are being strapped to soon accept the metal roofing.