Son Ranch is a small-scale family run forestry operation that focuses on selection logging, custom milling, kiln drying, shaping, moulding and timber framing.
Come visit and stay in one of the beautiful cottages and learn about life within a working forest.
Watch an antique circular saw-mill turn logs into timbers and lumber.
Learn how each tree is selected, graded, milled, dried, shaped, moulded and joined into flooring, wainscoating, siding, trim and traditional timber frames.
And don’t forget to take a tour through the wildflower gardens and old homestead timber frame barn where you can view the Chain-saw Museum that chronicles the history of forestry in the Boundary/Kootenay region of British Columbia.
Ross, Janice, Shilo and Jade Freer welcome you to the Boundary/Kootenay region of beautiful British Columbia!
Happy 2013! You can now visit us on Facebook
The Son Ranch Woodlot in south central British Columbia
The head rig in action
Shilo Freer and the Christina Lake Arts project
The worlds biggest cross-cut saw welcomes you!
A look at the new firewood splitter making optimum use of the waste wood
Cords of dry waste wood (butts of trees) delivered to your door
The handle to the head rig
The homestead in fall
The 52″ head rig
Turning trees into long lasting structures
A traditional scarf joint that allows us to join two timbers into a longer plate
Clear grained wood sustainably harvested from the woodlot
The homestead in spring
Some old tools on display from the museam
Getting a Christmas tree in late fall is one of the perks of living and working in a sustainably harvested forest
The shaping and moulding shop where you can find Janice Freer if she’s not in her garden
The museum which is the old Dondale timber frame barn from the turn of the century