Felling a tree starts with a face cut. The “face” is the side of the tree that faces in the direction you want the tree to fall in. The face cut removes a big wedge shaped chunk from the tree. It requires two cuts: the bottom side is flat/level, and the top side is a diagonal cut slanting downward.
Milled planks can be useful for applications like timber framing, or for anything else where you might use boards of unconventional sizes. There’s also aesthetic appeal in the rustic appearance of milled boards; you can leave the bark on the edges, or display the roughly milled surface.
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