Segantini al lavoro - Anni '30 del Novecento

The sawmills

The production of timber, destined to be used in building and carpentry was concentrated in the many sawmills on the Rio Stava.

The distribution of sawmills in the Alpine region came about in the period of maximum expansion, (and the consequent request for timber) of the Republic of Venice. The so-called “Venetian sawmill” was equipped with a single saw blade which functioned by means of hydraulic energy and was used to slice the tree trunks, to obtain boards or beams of varying thickness.