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Twenty years ago we were the first to perfect and pioneer the process for cedar strip manufacturing with moulder technology in North America. Our strip manufacturing shop contains the best and most precise milling machinery available, carefully sourced and set-up over time. By utilizing “State of the Art”  Austrian and Japanese re-saws as well as our Bavarian moulder we are able to increase our yield and reduce wastage in the form of sawdust. Our goal is to get as close as possible to zero wastage with a near zero carbon footprint.


hectic shop


By being dedicated makers, operating and owning our own milling operation we maintain the highest quality standards.  Anyone sub contracting out this work to another party looses control of quality in machining as well as the quality of the unseen wood purchased from wholesalers who in turn purchase their wood from mills several thousand miles away. Most of the prime export logs have already been pulled from the sorting grounds and sold to foreign importers.

Fortunately for us being here in the heart of cedar country we have better access to this elusive old growth dark wood which very few Canadians east of the western slopes of the Rockies do.


More cedar

Another load again of personally hand selected Red & Yellow cedar.


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Rather than ordering a lift of lumber sight unseen and making strips from it, we inspect the wood at the mill for grain tightness, colour and run-out, thus insuring the best strips from the very start. With our two flexible re-sawing lines we are able to resaw any size timber in any direction and dimension to get all vertical grain strips. The few pieces with defects missed during our initial sorting and not meeting our requirements are simply put aside to re-manufacture into some thing else more appropriate. We are in complete control of the process from logs to finished strips. But we do not stop there, as our phenominal in house manufactured packaging assures you get your product safe and sound.


Slice & dice  Resawing cedar ……

….for optimum grain orientation as well as the most appropriate strip size.

We in turn are also able to produce many more different strip sizes as well as veneers for cold molding to suit any need. We do not believe in compromises and in the case of cedar strips “one size does not fit all”.


Grind-1    Precision Grinding


We are a one stop strip milling shop as our in house CNC custom tooling department assures machining accuracy to within 1/100th of a millimeter. Over thirty years of experience in tooling design, machining strips and building cedar strip craft have perfected our process in making these flawless strips. Whatever size you are looking for rest assured that TotemStrips will gladly design and create the right tooling to satisfy any request.


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