The Woodworker Works His Magic

Post date: Mar 12, 2011 5:47:29 AM

For Steve Ebner, timber is a way of life.

“I know quality wood, and that’s what I sell,” said Ebner, who began his local business, Manayunk Timber, in 1985.

As Ebner walks through his sawmill behind the Umbria Golf Center, he can point to an old building beam and tell you when it was cut, what it was needed for, how it was sawed, how it ended up where it was, and how old the tree was at the time it was cut down. After a stint working for a carpenter in the early 1980s, he fell in love with the material.