Since promoting mesquite is what we are about we thought we would share our sources and promote these folks who are making a living with mesquite.
|Lou w/Mesquite Burl's Dan & Josh
Pflugerville, TX 78660
|Barney visiting Mesquite Burl
Berdoll Sawmill & Furniture Co.
4754 FM 535
Cedar Creek, Texas 78612
|Brandon Berdoll at his Mill
|Lou w/ Brandon Berdoll at his Sawmill
His operation is geared more towards pecan which makes sense because his family has a huge pecan orchard and retail store. Brandon tried to work in the family business but it was clear his passion was for the wood. Brandon's passion for doing things the right way comes across clearly from his specially designed wood risers that leave a smaller footprint on the slabs of wood, to his system of keeping the wood in flitches.
We love Brandon's infectious passion for doing things right and his admirable collection of huge pecan trees and slabs. Lou has even considered experimenting with some pecan but he knows his time is limited and he already has a growing collection of mesquite. Guess you can't have enough wood.Flitch: A flitch is a complete log slabbed lengthwise and then placed back together in sequential order. The advantage of having a flitch is to ensure matching grain and color. This can be very important to a project especially with the wide color ranges that mesquite can come in.
Sage Creek Farms
Burnet, Texas 78611
Sawmill and woodworking
1324 FM 2606
Henrietta, Texas 76365
|Truckload of Mesquite delivered to the door.
|Ed the Woodsman and Lou Quallenberg
|Ed moved the logs
|and moved them
|and left them all nice and organized.
Oops! Just found out WE WON!!!!!! Yeah! A trip to London for ONE in Feb on specific dates because of the conferences in NYC and London. I am checking on the cost of companion tickets as I write this.
Speaking of thank you's below are photos of Lou delivering a long promised table to the wonderful gentleman and family that contacted us to cut down a tree that threatened their house. This is the same tree that provided the slabs for "Dancing Trees" that went into the chapel in Bandera. The family felt like it was a full circle moment since his family had come from Spain, building chapels along the way. I love how God works.....
|Lou returns a part of the tree in table form.
|Yep it feels nice Lou Quallenberg!!