Posted by: John McIntyre | January 8, 2022

Four Log Load

I love big timber. It’s so impressive. The size. The age and life of the tree. Harvested timber doesn’t mean it is dead and wasted, to be forgotten.

It goes onto a new life. The frame of your house. Your picture frames with your memories. The paper you write your important things, from journals to grocery lists.

I look forward to my first three log load, maybe one day I’ll even have a one log load.

This is my first four log load. The biggest Doug Fir in there was 40′ and about five feet at the base. It weighed six tons and was about 6,200 board feet, the typical measure of lumber.

To give you an idea of what that really is, that log will produce over 900 pieces of 2×4’s ten feet long.


  1. Looks like spruce logs?
    Where you hauling to?

    • Well, the ticket was marked Doug Fir, but I still need to do my bark studying to recognize species.

      The wood went to DePaul Chip in Tumwater, I’m told for export to China for use in making coffins.

  2. Very cool.

  3. Phil and I so much enjoy reading about this logging. It is another world. Thanks for the updates. Love ya


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