by Robert Dalheim
Logs, millennials, abandoned sawmills lead
Woodworking Network online
Pricing logs harvested from suburban locations, trends in hotel closets, and reviving a
sawmill all were popular online topics this month.
“How much is your log worth?” was the top article this month online at Woodworking Net- work. Author Scott Wunder,
lumber miller and owner of Missouri-based Wunder Woods, gives a comprehensive breakdown on how to determine how much a log can be worth.
“The short answer is probably not as
much as you had hoped, but you’re not
here for the short answer, so I’ll give
you the long one,” writes Wunder. Read
the full story on page 48 in the issue.
A surprise on Woodworking Network this month was the resurgence
of a 2016 article after it exploded in
popularity on Reddit. The article “Are
millennials to blame for smaller hotel
closets” went viral in a Reddit thread
that discussed common things for
which millennials are blamed. The
article looks at Hilton, who found modern women care less about closet size
and more about personalization, smart
technology, and office space, resulting
in less priority given to hotel closets.
An abandoned hardwood lumber
mill in Washington will reopen after
receiving a large investment. Washing-
ton’s Department of Natural Resources
(DNR) and state legislature will invest
$1.5 million to get the mill, owned
by the Port of Willapa Harbor, back
up and running. The money will go
toward a new log system that makes
use of small diameter alder, startup
costs, and debt-securing the sawmill.
The investment will create 49 jobs, and
generate $9.5 million in log purchases
each year. ✚
TOP STORIES ONLINE
Most Viewed stories
❯ How much is your log worth?
❯ Are millennials to blame for smaller hotel closets?
❯ Abandoned Washington sawmill to reopen with state help
❯ Judge strikes down Home Depot 4x4 lumber deception lawsuit
❯ Joanna Gaines won’t have to sit for deposition as lawsuit reaches settlement
❯ Lumber executive will go to prison after embezzling $800,000
❯ Ben Carson cancels $31,000 furniture order from Hickory Chair
❯ Construction halted as cross-laminated timber panel fails at OSU
❯ Bending wood without steam: the hot-pipe method
❯ Lumber giant Anderson-Tully sold, 158 employees lose jobs
Department of Natural Resources will invest
$1.5 million to gen an old sawmill back up