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Tour of Mulvain Woodworks

  • June 03, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mulvain Woodworks north of Durand
The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association is featuring a tour of Mulvain Woodworks near Durand, Illinois on June 3rd at 9:30 am.  Mulvain Woodworks is a log to finish woodworking business employing 6 full time employees and one part time book keeper.  They specialize in working with custom home builders and custom home owners.  If the customer has trees on their property that they want milled to go into their home, Mulvain Woodworks will contact loggers to harvest the trees and haul them to the woodworking shop.

At the shop, the logs will be cut into lumber with a Wood-Mizer band saw.  The lumber will then be air dried for 60-90 days and then go into one of the 4 operating kilns at the site.  The kilns and buildings are heated by the 4 outdoor wood furnaces that burn the wood slabs as fuel.  Following the kiln drying, the wood is processed into flooring, trim, or whatever the customer needs.  Along with customer material processing, they also process their own material and bought lumber.

Specialized equipment at the facility include a Lucas sawmill, capable of cutting 60 inch wide boards, a 36 inch double face planer and a 6 head molder.  Some of their equipment will be demonstrated during the tour.

Owners, Mike and Pat Mulvain started the business 26 years ago.  Mike is a licensed timber buyer.  Customer service manager, Nick Cook, works with customers to deliver the products and services that they need.  Mulvain Woodworks is located 1 ½ miles north of Durand on 14578 Center Road. 

The tour is open to the public.

If you would like further information, you may visit the  Mulvain Woodworks website.

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