Sickler Industries began operations in 1984 and over the
course of three decades has expanded to become a full
service sawmill with complete wood processing
capabilities. From bark to boards, our professional
sawyers and craftsmen routinely provide custom log
sawing, kiln drying, moulding, end-matching and more.
Please browse our services and
contact us with any questions you may have.
Sickler Industries uses a Wood-Mizer Super Hydraulic
sawmill with a thin kerf band saw for maximum yield and
minimal waste. Our professional sawyers can cut logs up
to 32” diameter and 12’ in length. In addition, we also
process logs for unique live edge slabs in a variety of
different wood species.
Sickler’s custom sawing services is extended to
customers who have their own logs and can transport them
to the mill for sawing. Our staff will determine the
amount of lumber that can be expected with your required
dimensions. Looking for curly, spalted, birdseye or
other wood with distinctive characteristics? We often
process logs with these unmistakable patterns and make
them available for sale.
with your custom sawing needs.
Kiln drying is an important part of our sawmill
operations. Properly dried wood reduces weight, controls
shrinkage, machines and finishes better and ultimately
reduces the risk of staining, decay and mold. After kiln
drying, we closely monitor the dried lumber using a
moisture meter to spot check each batch.
dehumidification kiln reduces moisture content to 6-8%
and some wood species can be dried to have a lower
percentage. The kiln is continuously in operation 24/7
around the clock and can hold up to 5,000 board feet at
one time. Drying time can vary (up to 3 weeks) depending
on the thickness of the lumber/slabs and also the
species of wood. All lumber and slabs to be dried are
stored inside of our warehouse and out of inclement
Sickler Industries has made its kiln
available to customers that have their own logs to be
sawn and dried. Contact us for
an estimate and to schedule drying time.
Nearly every piece of rough-cut lumber passes through
our straight line rip saw in preparation for production.
Straight line ripping creates a square, even edge on the
lumber. We use a Cantek® ripsaw that has absolute
straight line feeding in a small footprint and creates a
perfectly straight cut (glue line) free of saw marks. An
integrated laser line improves accuracy, provides fast
lumber positioning and reduces material waste.
The centerpiece and workhorse of the millwork shop is
our Weinig® pass-through moulder. This multi-axis
cutting machine creates profiled mouldings from square
stock with exceptional accuracy and speed. From complex
crown and baseboard moldings to tongue & groove edging
and intricate chair rail pieces, Sickler can make
virtually any profile.
Each workpiece passed through the moulder has
exceptional surface quality. Our moulder can plane and
profile wood up to 8” wide. Large handrails and wide
baseboard profiles are machined as easily as the
about custom matching your unique wood molding.
All profiles that are cut from wood on our moulder
require a cutting knife. These high-strength steel
knives spin at high speeds to mould a distinct profile
from square stock. The design options for custom knife
profiles are endless.
Sickler Industries has over 200 knife profiles for
manufacturing a wide variety of mouldings. Casing,
baseboard, chair rails and other moulding styles all
require a different knife to create them. All of our
cutting knives are made in-house to save you time and to
ensure proper cutting with our equipment.
to learn more about our cutting knives and available
End-matching is the process of machining a tongue on one
end of a board and a groove on the other. Our Doucet®
End Pro End-Matcher specifically cuts this end profile
on our paneling and flooring products. The end-matcher
can cut material up to 6” wide and as short as 16” long.
to learn more about end-matching our paneling and
No millwork shop would be complete without an industrial
planer. We use a Baker® surface planer for smoothing and
flattening live edge slabs and to accurately plane other
material to specific thicknesses.
planer has a 23-1/2” width capacity and uses a rugged
helical cutter head to remove material. The planer has a
minimum planing thickness of 1/8” and maximum thickness
Our Timesavers® Speed Sander says it all. It saves time
by mitigating the amount of hand labor on sanding and
allows workpieces to rapidly progress through
The Speed Sander uses a combination drum and platen head
to quickly improve the finish on wood. Live edge slabs,
combined panels and other large glue assemblies are
sanded to perfection in minutes.
The sander has a maximum 36” working width and a digital
thickness guage for adjusting the bed opening (up to 6”
high). A variable speed conveyor provides in-feed speeds
of 10-30 FPM.
Sickler’s shop includes a large glue-up clamp rack for
the proper assembly of glued millwork. When wood
assemblies need to be bonded together to create larger
pieces or different wood species are combined to create
a unique look, they are glued and clamped together on
the rack. Some examples include: flat stock panels,
butcher block, handrails, posts and countertops.
The multi-level clamp rack can secure wood assemblies as
large as 36” wide and up to 12’ long.
Sickler Industries sales office, located on US-41 in
Mohawk, Michigan, maintains an inventory of stock
millwork for walk-in purchase. Various mouldings,
paneling and hardwood flooring in select wood species
are typically stocked and available to the public.
to reserve or order your custom millwork today.