Urban Wood Lab Services

A full circle approach to trees!

The Hoppe Urban Wood Lab Store is a full circle urban wood enterprise with all of the tools necessary to harvest trees, transport, mill, kiln-dry and process logs into beautiful usable pieces of wood. 



Harvesting/Tree Removal- Expert tree removal services.  If your tree needs to come down we have the equipment and experience to harvest the logs.  We can take them back to our Grafton production facility for milling and processing.  (no need to have logs lying around your yard for long periods of time waiting for a portable bandsaw to come)

Transport- Our large array of tree work equipment makes it easy for us to transport logs from your site new holland picking up logto our production facility and back again if necessary.  Skid steers, crane trucks, dump trucks and trailers.  Often we are able to move logs from tight locations in large pieces to maintain the value of the log(s).

Contract Milling- Whether we take the tree down for you or if you just need us to mill your own logs, our TimberKing bandsaw efficiently mills with precision cutting to the 32nd of an inch! We can handle up to a 33" diam log.  (With larger logs we can utilize our Alaskan chainsaw mill jig)  We typically charge by the board foot depending upon the type of cuts requested and the amount of handling that we need to do.

flattened walnut slab


Kiln Drying- We utilize a dehumdification kiln heated with a wood boiler to properly kiln dry wood, typically down to a 5-7% moisture content.  We Our kiln has two separate chambers with capacity of roughly 4000 board feet.   



Processing ServicesWe have the tools to process wide width slabs.   Our 20" wide planner, along with our 37" wide sander machine can turn a rough cut slab into something easy to finish with hand tools.  We can flatten and smooth out to showcase the beautiful grain that is hidden underneath!

Straightlining- If you need a straight edge on a slab, no problem.  We can do that too. Pick out a slab, let us know your dimensions and we can make custom cuts.  

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Laser Engraving- Found a nice piece of wood?  We can laser engrave it! We engrave pieces up to 36" by 36".  Contact us to receive a price quote. We'll need is your image sent to us standard .jpg, pdf or word document. 



Building a custom piece-  Are you looking for one of a kind piece of furniture, but don't know where to start.  The Hoppe Urban Wood Lab Store can help you and guide you through the process.  Our in house team of craftsman, along with our 10.202.jpg newnetwork of independent artisans have the experience and ability to design and build your special project.  Weather it's a table, bench, countertop or something else starting at the Hoppe Urban Wood Lab Store is a great start.  Stop in at our showroom and browse our selction or schedule an appointment to discuss your project with one of our staff.   



If you have questions or would like a price quote on services,  please contact the Hoppe Urban Wood Lab Store Sales Manager Patrick Hill at phill@hoppetreeservice.com or call 414-526-7382


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