E.R. Hinman Lumber Project Manager Jared Braddock is overseeing the construction of a timber frame home and horse barn in Northwest Connecticut. What is unique about this project is that timber is being harvested on the property itself. The lumber is transported to the E.R. Hinman sawmill for processing. As of today, March 6, 2014 the timber harvest is complete, the red oak beams are 100% sawn and structurally graded and the white oak beams are nearly complete. Joinery work begins soon.
Facility takes delivery of “Slabs” from E. R. Hinman
When you visit Lake Compounce, located in Bristol, Connecticut in the coming months, you may notice that no table top is exactly alike! That’s the beauty of nature and the wide variety of slab wood offerings available at E.R. Hinman & Sons at work.
A variety of slabs from several native Connecticut tree species will be utilized in 2014 for a campground to be built on the park’s property.
The slabs will also be used as counter tops and table tops through out the facility.
A classic New England fair held every year the first weekend of October, this was the 157th year the town came out to celebrate the “harvest season,” just as the leaves were beginning to turn on the landscape. While skillet throwing, wood chopping, horse pulling and pie eating contests were popular, we think the best viewing was reserved for the beautifully crafted items from E.R. Hinman’s own shop!
In spite of the hazy, humid and sometimes rainy weather at the Goshen Fair over Labor Day Weekend, we had a great turnout. Among many guests to the tent we had the pleasure of welcoming a local timber sport hero. Champion lumberjack Mike “Sully” Sullivan stopped by the E.R. Hinman display. The world champion sports and wildlife enthusiast (and licensed arborist) LOVED the black
walnut wood slabs we had on display under the tent. He loved one of them so much he decided to purchase one and take it home with him to make a coffee table!
Thanks Mike! Come back and visit any time!