We work directly, one order at a time, with homeowners, builders, and woodworkers to choose natural character woods exclusively from Rajala Forestry, then mill and finish them to your exact order. Generations of your family are sheltered and enriched as our wood stores carbon for centuries.
We naturally regenerate Minnesota forests and gently tend to them by hand to nurture authentic character, while restoring natural ecology with massive carbon stores to our lakes, soils, wildlife and trees. Your joyous life is sustained by the natural ecology.
We tell our story to celebrate life and nature, and a better future. Your life and your woods are part of this story. Minnesota Timber & Millwork from Rajala Forestry. NATURAL FORESTS, NATURAL PRODUCTS.
We run our mills and kilns to highlight our wood's natural character for your order.
Our native species and character reflect Minnesota's Great North Woods restored to its natural ecology.
Our family has been working in the forests and milling Minnesota woods for over a century.
MTM and Rajala Forestry take the environment seriously, from beginning to end.
Our forestry practices are beyond sustainable. A big part of Restoration Forestry is harvesting less than we grow, leaving both live and dead large trees for their ecological value. They store (sequester) many tons of climate warming carbon. We produce high value solid wood products that are cherished for generations by our customers, further storing tons of carbon that would otherwise cycle through the atmosphere.
We source our raw materials (logs) exclusively from the great north woods and sell our products mainly within the Lake States region which vastly reduces the burning of fossil fuels for transportation.
All of the energy consumed in our mills is generated from mill by-products. Our wood boiler produces the steam we need to heat our buildings and power our dry kilns. The rest of our by-products are used to generate carbon neutral electricity, offsetting a large amount of fossil fuel.
We typically purchase high quality, used, energy efficient wood working machinery, logging equipment and vehicles. Our century old band mill was once owned and operated by Henry Ford. Equipped with modern controls and perfectly maintained, it is more effective today than the day it was made.
White Pine Plank Floor