Every once in a while I will find a real nice piece of wood just sitting on the beach with my name on it. This nice piece of Birch was again going to be waste wood until I rescued it.

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You can see here by the end cut that the grain will be interesting. At its widest point, the log was about 20" across.
The plank is placed on top of the log. This is what the mill runs along to keep the cut straight. (For more on the milling process, click here to go to the 'how it works' section) If you look carefully you can see the first cut has already been made.

In this photo, you can also see a bit of the Vancouver view from Spanish Banks. I love my office!

A clean, straight cut.

The grain on these slabs is incredible. This is wood you'll never find at the lumber store.

Here is the wood stacked for air drying. Another successful rescue from the firewood pile.

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