STK-ID 15185

[Remark: lumbering is one industry that could be called truly Canadian.] Shots of mill, of train loaded with logs, of logs being dumped in hot pond. Logs going up jack ladder into mill where they are rolled upon carriage, positioned by mechanical hand and sawed by bandsaws. Various shots of carriage going back and forth. The boards are then butted by the butting machine and remaining bark is stripped off the edger. The boards are cut in proper width. The slabs and trimmings are cut and will be recycled in handles, chair rungs, the rest is sold as firewood. The sawdust is used as fuel for power plant. Shot of circular saw being filed by machine and set by hand. The boards are graded in the grading shed and left there to season. Shot of lumber being piled in seasoning yard. Shot of train hauling lumber away. Shots of various uses to which lumber is being put, such as making barrels, cabinets, furniture. Short shot of city buildings. [Titles interspersed]


Excerpt from
Lumber Mill (Hard Wood)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486