Renowned for their superior quality, the forests of San Juan County can produce high value lumber for local building projects. Mills and manufacturers scattered about the Islands are equipped to produce beams, flooring, trim, molding, cabinetry, and fine crafts.
Northwest Certified Forestry is hosting a panel discussion of architects, builders and mill owners who will discuss emerging opportunities to use locally manufactured lumber products. Topics will cover: using non-graded lumber, engineering locally milled lumber, county building ordinances, lumber availability from local mills and designing with local wood. Panelists include Kaj Enderlein of Heartworks Construction and Erik Sircely of Insite Design.
Architects, builders, craftspeople, homeowners and other wood products users are encouraged to attend and provide insight into the opportunities and barriers to using local wood for Island projects.
This meeting will take place on Aug. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Eastsound.The venue will be announced soon. To register, go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/SX8Z5Z7.