The Vancouver Urban Timberworks Crew: back row, from top left, are Kalli Niedoba, Danny Hagge and Dylan McIntosh.
The 27-year-old owners of Vancouver Urban Timberworks, Eric Savics and Danny Hagge, first started hanging out together, doing skateboarding in their teenage years.
Hagge explains that the woodworking bug had already bit, back then in middle school.
“I would be trading in all my breaks for woodworking classes—I had a huge interest in woodworking.” The interest seemed to be natural, especially since Hagge’s dad had a boatbuilding shop for 25 years.
After high school, Hagge did carpentry for four years and along the way, bought a Granberg twin-engine, diesel-powered Alaskan Chainsaw Mill. “It was all supposed to be a hobby; it was never my intention to have a sawmilling business,” explains Hagge.