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Wood-Mizer Sawmills and Woodworking Equipment Help Advance Swedish Wood Industry

Sweden is a country with rich traditions of woodworking and reverence for forests which cover two-thirds of the country. With forests properly maintained, the wood-processing industry has a leading position in the Swedish economy. Many foresters, sawmillers, and woodworkers rely on Wood-Mizer equipment that helps their owners to run successful woodworking businesses throughout Sweden.

Sustainable Public Forest Management in Catalonia with a Wood-Mizer Sawmill

The MMBB project that joined several urban communities in Catalonia is successfully developing a circular economy for the efficient and waste-free use of wood from public forests.

Building a Cedar Greenhouse in Canada

Stan Kujala built a dream greenhouse on his lakeside property in Port Alberni, British Columbia with Douglas fir and cedar milled on his Wood-Mizer portable sawmill.

Retired Engineer Sawmilling and Woodworking in the French Alps

Henri Kurzaj is a French entrepreneur of Polish origin who has been working with wood for almost six years. His company Forest-Ethik deals with the design and concept of original wood products made of local timber. He enjoys living in a small village in the French region of Savoie.

Building a Creek-Side Cabin in Canada

Travel across a small footbridge from Andrew Koessler’s main cabin in British Columbia and find a picturesque creek-side guest cabin milled and made with a Wood-Mizer portable sawmill.

From Wildfires to Economic Revival: How a Wood-Mizer Sawmill Rebuilds Italian Forests After Wildfires

Four years after the wildfires in the Val di Susa valley on the border between Italy and France, local cooperative La Foresta heals forest wounds by adding value to wood in all its forms.

Learning Woodworking with Wood-Mizer in Sweden

Each time Swedish entrepreneur David Virén makes a board with his Wood-Mizer planer/moulder, he feels as if he has learned another lesson about wood. "Working with wood is more than just a job to be done. It's a learning process that you can get much satisfaction from," he explains.

Building Wooden Toy Cars for 'Operation Christmas Child' in the USA

Ken Postema, a woodworker from Michigan, USA uses his Wood-Mizer portable sawmill and planer/moulder to build tens of thousands of wooden toy cars for Operation Christmas Child.

Sawing Black Locust in Hungary

Not long after Columbus had discovered the new world, Europeans began to order exotic American plants for their gardens. In 1601, the royal gardener of the French king Henry IV planted a tiny black locust seedling. Now 420 years old, that tree is the oldest in Paris!

Restoration of Ancient Monasteries in Bulgaria with Wood-Mizer Sawmills

The Orthodox Monastery Varovitets in Etropole, Bulgaria, emerged in 1158 and turned into a treasury of spiritual knowledge in the Middle Ages where monks copied liturgical books. With the help of two Wood-Mizer sawmills, the monastery is currently being restored with the exact preservation of its authentic architecture.