Carson’s Lumbermill

 
 

Process

Established in 1986 with the purchase of a Wood-Mizer® sawmill, Carson’s Lumbermill is a family-owned operation that provides custom lumber sawing services.

 

Product

The team worked with John and Sherri Carson at Carson’s Lumbermill to design and manufacture two benches.

 

Benches

The two benches designed and built were made to be paired and to be able to stand alone.

 

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Layered planks of green maple wood imitate the stacking technique used at Carson’s Lumbermill to dry freshly cut lumber. The separating wooden bars between each layer elevate each bench form; in the first design, these bars are a visual focal point, while they stand vertically as physical supports in the second bench. Designs balance the rawness and imperfections of John Carson’s process with thoughtful refinement and post-processing to select edges and surfaces.

 

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A pair of benches showcases John Carson’s process in a refined light. Layered planks of green maple wood imitate the stacking technique used at Carson’s Lumbermill to dry freshly cut lumber. The separating wooden bars between

 

Team Members

 
Maggie McLeod

Maggie McLeod

Clare E Rachwalski

Clare E Rachwalski