CitiWood Urban Forest ProductsListing #323 Listed on: 10/30/2010
WOODWEB Content Editor, Brett Hagstrom, Interviewed Ed Bath in 2011.
In September, 2003 Hurricane Isabel knocked down trees in Ed Bath’s mother’s yard in Richmond, Virginia. While woodworking has run in Ed’s family for years, the storm damage spurned his idea to purchase a portable sawmill to saw up the fallen trees for lumber. Now, almost ten years later, CitiWood Urban Forest Products is going strong recovering urban timber felled by tree services in the Richmond area.
Red and white oak logs are predominantly acquired from the tree services as well as gum and sycamore. Most of the logs Ed saws with his Lucas mill are around 40 inches in diameter, and some are up to 54 inches in diameter.
Lumber at the mill is air dried, and two solar kilns are used regularly. Ed built the solar kilns using poplar located on his property. The gum and sycamore lumber takes longer to dry and Ed mentions that they are a good test for the solar kilns’ drying strength.
Skidder, Tractor, Shed
Sling Chair - White Oak, Sunbrella Fabric
Bar Stools - Red Oak, Custom Upholstery
Gathering Table - White Oak Base, Concrete Top