A Trip to the Snowy Angeles Forest
This winter Would Works staff and Artisans from our Community Builders Program accompanied our friends from Angel City Lumber (ACL) on a trip to the Angeles National Forest. We met with the Monument Resource Officer Edgar Hermosillo, who has been helping us scout out fire damaged trees that could be salvaged for lumber for our outdoor furniture line. With a lot of help from ACL and their heavy machinery, we were able to gather 57 pine logs which we estimate will yield almost 25,000 board feet of lumber.
This project, LA Timber Bridge, is funded by the USDA's Wood Innovation Grant which we were awarded in 2021. Through this grant we will be partnering with ACL to season and mill the salvaged logs into lumber for public furniture made by the Community Builders Program.