There are many reason for felling trees in domestic settings; disease, storm damage, over grown or in the way
of a proposed building project.

All of these are valid reasons but what to do with the felled tree;

Rather than having the trees that you & your family have grown up with and have come to love cut up for

firewood why not have them milled into planks, dried and made into furniture.


For most people this is the image they have of the inside of a tree, the end grain that is revealed once a tree is felled and cut into logs.


However, this is the beauty that lies within that's revealed as the tree is milled.

Not every fallen tree should become firewood, some deserve to live on.

Figured Oak grain

Window of opportunity:

October - March is the best time of year to have that damaged tree felled, then we can mill it to your requirements

ready to take advantage of the first drying season.

Flexible approach to Tree Milling:

Control over plank thickness: If you have a specific use for the timber and have a cutting list we will be happy to

work to it.

Advice on how to store and air-dry the timber.

Kiln drying service (length at present limited to 2.4m)

No need to go to the expense of having felled trees collected by lorry for milling off-site.

Our milling service:

Below is a slide show of some recent milling work we carried out for a client on an estate near Loughbrough.

The trees (Oak, Cherry, London Plane and Sweet Chestnut) had been felled 2yrs prior to us being contacted but as you can see the wait did not affect the quality of timber produced.

Where there is suitable vehicular access, our mobile bandsaw mill is the ideal machine for milling trees up

to 30" in diameter and 10' long.
With this mill we can accurately mill square edged boards from 1/16" - 7" thick up to 22" wide, the kerf of the blade
is just over 1mm.

Mobile bandsaw mill being towed to site across fields

Using a chainsaw mill to reduce the size of a Walnut tree to enable loading on the bandsaw mill

In situations where the tree is to large to fit the mill we

will break it down with chainsaw mill first.

Below are photos showing the process from fallen tree to planks sticked out for drying. 
The tree shown is a Walnut
tree that feel during Storm Doris in January 2017. 

Because the main trunk diameter was over 36" it had to be milled into quarters using our chainsaw mill before being

loaded onto the bandsaw mill. 

The milled planks were left to dry at the clients property and will eventually be made into floorboards for use in the

entrance hall of the house.

The client used some of the larger planks later that year for work surfaces for their outside kitchen at the property.

Not just trees:

One of the problems many re-developers have when they demolish old industrial buildings to make way for new commercial and domestic dwellings is what to do with the huge roof timbers and trusses that so many buildings of the Victorian era were constructed with.

Here at Forest 2 Furniture we think we have an ideal solution to this increasing problem.

With our mobile bandsaw mill we are able to mill unusable roof trusses into manageable useful timber in situ at the building site.

Because the timbers used for construction purposes in the Victorian era were cut from slow grown trees the timber we are able to produce is of a high standard making it ideal for various uses in the new properties.

Mobile bandsaw mill at work on a building site

Useful timber milled from old Pine roof trusses and timbers

For a safer and healthier environment for all, we use Aspen2 in our chainsaws and Aspen4 in our mobile bandsaw mill