Gallery of Previous Projects
Welcome to Dave Smith's gallery of previous sawmill projects. Here you will find photos of the mobile sawmill at work and some of the things that have been done in the past.
Buscot Park Oak
Buscot Park is a large property owned by The National Trust and lived in and run by the current Lord Faringdon. Lord Faringdon decided to make use of some oak that was felled on the property by building a retractable bridge for a small island and a small moat house on the island itself.
Dave Smith Mobile Sawmill was employed to mill the timber into the various sizes and lengths required. This milling project took about a week in total. We hope to get some pictures of the final construction once it has been completed.
Frampton Mansell Elm
This client had a hidden pocket of elm in Frampton Mansell that had to be felled for safety reasons. Recognising the rarety and value of the elm timber the client employed Dave Smith to mill it into various sizes for use in the future.
Barnsley Park Oak
Dave has been providing his mobile sawmilling services to Barnsley Park for several years now. There are plenty of trees on the extensive grounds and every so often the odd one needs to be felled. Barnsley Park value the timber as a natural resource and find plenty of uses for it in and around the estate.
These particular logs came from a wind blown oak and were converted into beams for general use at a later date.
Oxford Elm Barn Conversion
This 180 year old barn in Newnem Courtney provided an interesting project when the owner decided to have it renovated back to its former glory. Originally clad in elm, two lorry loads of new elm logs were brought in from Kent for Dave Smith to mill up on the premises.
As an added feather to Dave's cap, the owner of the barn was so pleased with the results he decided to clad the inside as well, purely for aesthetics.