Our Process

What sets us apart

One of the things that really sets Bench Dog Wood Shop apart from other furniture producers is our process. Much of the wood that we use in the shop is sourced right off of the wood shop’s property. Learn more below about how we take your project from tree to the final product.

Wood Harvesting

Wood Selection

It all starts with selecting the best wood. We survey the property regularly for trees that are ideal for our projects. Insect infestation and disease are two major concerns for wood quality, we inspect every log to make sure that the wood is high quality.

Tree Felling

Once we have identified a tree that we would like to use for a project, we fell the tree. Most trees are felled with the help of an excavator if possible or otherwise a chainsaw is used.

Preparing For The Mill

Prior to milling the logs, they must be cut into manageable sizes and all branches removed. They are then stacked to the side for a few days before heading to our saw mill.