An Intro About Haney Family Sawmill for Made In Tennessee

A little bit about Haney Family Sawmill. First of all, we are a small family operation in Liberty, TN. I always tell people just go to Liberty and find the Mule painted on the bluff. Right behind the mule is a 100-year-old house and that is our home.

We are Roy and Chris Haney and together we are Haney Family Sawmill. We have been blessed for 30 years, getting to meet and know some of the finest people around. I get asked what makes us different. In some ways, I have no idea but a lot has grown in the fact that we are one of the few Mills that will work with the individual customer. We decided in 2008 when the economy took a hit, we would deal with small and large customers like families using our background and experience to help make dreams come true.

My wife is originally from a Montana timber and railroad family and my folks are from Jackson County Tn.

This has been a journey that is a blessing. Being able to get to know people and being a part of their dreams and maybe in a small way by furnishing lumber to make it happen.

What do we do? I get that question weekly, and sometimes I have to smile. Here at the Mill, we as a small part of our operation furnish Hand Split Eastern Red Cedar Rails. If you happen to visit Stones River Battlefield rest your hands on genuine Middle TN products. Grown here, Processed here, and sharing the History of our land.

Our influence even reaches farther past our state and if you visit George Washington’s birthplace in Colonial Beach VA. Stop resting your hands on the garden fence and yes, they came from Middle TN. Even better when the new Movie “Savage Land” comes out smiling that a local Tennessee Sawmill furnished the split Rail and Pickett fences. 

 But our Company name is “Haney Family Sawmill”? Yes, we saw lumber principally TN native trees for all types of projects. We are proud that we are now certified to even saw your house construction lumber. 

What does this mean? Well until 2014 most counties past a universal codes act that basically meant that if you wanted to build a structure that was under codes mandate you were going to build it with wood NOT FROM TENN.  

In 2016 the state passed a “Tenn. Native Tree Species Act”. And that mandated that the state extension agency and the University of Tenn. would set up a program where people can be certified to inspect TN wood and that document would take the place of the stamp. I am proud to say that we are one of the few local sawmills that can saw you a complete house pattern from your trees and you can legally use them to build your dream home. 

Just a little side note of fun that I pass along to people. What does the number of days in a Leap year have to do with a Gambrell (Barn style Roof)?

A leap year has 366 days and if you take the width of what you are trying to spam and multiple if times .366 you have the length for your truss pieces. Each rafter cut a 15-degree on one side and a 30-degree on the other. This will make your roof for your mini barn or such. Nice and easy as life should be.