Black Forest Sawmill was founded by Sean Black in 2015. It's a family owned business offering tree to table custom services.
Sean started building furniture with his grandfather at the age of 12. In high school his Ag and Woodworking teachers were a huge influence in his career choice. He graduated from Va Tech in 1983 with a degree in Forest Resource Management and Wildlife Biology. He has worked in the timber management, logging and sawmill business for 37 years.
Five years ago he started Black Forest Sawmill by purchasing a Woodmizer LT40 to saw production, selling to a local grade hardwood sawmill. While sawing production, he added specialty live edge slabs and lumber to grow his inventory along with the purchase of a Lucas mill.
Three years ago he decided the business needed a display room to showcase products, making it easier for public access. He has since outgrown two buildings and expanded to offer custom builds.
Black Forest Sawmill is now located in a 7000 square foot space. This includes a retail area and a full service woodworking shop. The business is now able to offer good inventory, quality materials, craftsmanship and great customer service.