Tree to Table

October 4, 8:00am - 9:30am CDT. Hosted at Berdoll Sawmill


About this FieldTrip

Back by popular demand!

Feel like a walk through the woods is just the thing? Join us at Berdoll Sawmill for a behind-the-scenes look into processing reclaimed, native Texas hardwood logs into large, natural edge slabs and furniture grade lumber.

We’ll get a private tour that will include a visit to the log yard where reclaimed Texas pecan, mesquite, and walnut logs are waiting to be milled on one of Berdoll’s three sawmills. We’ll also get a front seat to watch the milling of a large log and learn about the meticulous process of properly drying hardwoods. The tour’s final stop will be the showroom and woodshop, where 20-foot-long slabs are transformed and finished into beautiful tables and custom furniture projects. FieldTrippers will experience the entire tree to table process, and learn more about this Texas-born family business.

Berdoll Sawmill was one of the fort architects at last fall’s Fortlandia FieldTrip at The Wildflower Center. Also, Brandon Berdoll, the founder, spoke to the CMATX community on the theme of Preserve in June. If you missed it, watch his talk here.

This field trip will be primarily outdoors, so closed-toed shoes are recommended.

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