The boards for siding and floors were stacked for several weeks to dry. They were tongued and grooved and dressed all by hand. The width of the boards was always determined by the tree, never by us. Most of the time we squared the beams with an axe which meant more waste, but no one was worried about this in the remote valleys of the Austrian Alps and we were much faster handling the axe than the saw."
Holz100 Canada Inc.