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Out of the Woods was founded in 1999 with the purchase of a saw mill. We spent a couple of years educating ourselves; learning the basics of milling and drying west coast hardwood. Professor John Shelly, of UC Berkeley Forest Products Lab, helped us in the beginning tremendously. We stuck to the hardwoods at first, but due to the proximity and availability of the redwood and fir, we started milling other wood recovered from our neighbors properties.

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38' long ridge beam
Apr 05, 2022

38' long ridge beam

Epic Ridge beam in Santa Cruz 38th Ave.

Carving beauty from wasted wood
Jun 26, 2015

Carving beauty from wasted wood

Dave Merchant has made a business out of tanoak. a wood commonly discarded by loggers in this area.

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Our wood mill and kiln is available by appointment only.

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