We just bought a house in the mountains and are in preparations to move there. That's the topic of a different thread. The preps involve building a workshop, which I hope to do with all self-milled lumber. I'd like to talk about milling lumber with chainsaws. There are several different kinds of mills, all with strengths and weaknesses. What kind do you use and why? I'm using a couple of Alaskan mills with Stihl chainsaws. I chose them primarily because I can go to the tree without needing any heavy equipment to move it. Heavy equipment is too expensive for me to maintain, much less buy. I have a couple of milling projects going right now. A huge oak fell at my parent's homeplace and a friend had some straight pines dropped in his yard. The pines are 24" across. I'm planning to make my new workshop floors with this. Boards are 1.25" thick. I should get about 600 sq ft. Going to sticker them under a shed roof to dry.