Small Logs. Better Lumber.

Our Story

Company Founded
Colville Mill
HewSaw Single Pass Machine
Addition of Highspeed Planer
MIdway Mill is Acquired

Founded by brothers Bud and Bert Vaagen

Started operation at the Colville Mill location

The Company converted to the first small log sawmill in Colville with HewSaw single pass machine, and made plant wide adjustments to handle small logs including the addition of a 120 ft log crane.

The addition of a highspeed planer at Colville with machine grading technology from Metriguard and FinScan.

The Midway Mill in British Columbia is acquired and being converted into a Vaagen/HewSaw small log mill.


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Logs to Lumber

An aerial journey through the sawmill

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From Logs to Lumber
From Logs to Lumber

UAV footage takes you up close and personal through the complete sawmilling process that we use at our Colville mill. Hold on tight and see if you can follow along with the tour.

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Log Yard Steam
Log Yard Steam

Published on Mar 15, 2017 Is that spring in the air? Watch our Time-lapse Video of our log yard warming up in the spring sun.

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This is What We Do
This is What We Do

Published on Mar 16, 2017. Vaagen Brothers Lumber – This Is What We Do

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