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Released28 July 2003 (Update)
Minimap iconSawmill icon.png
LocationLumber Yard
Woodcutting Guild
OwnerSawmill operator

A sawmill is a shop which also serves as a facility, and facilitates the creation of planks. The sawmill operator working there can turn four kinds of logs into planks for a fee, and also sells Construction supplies: saws, bolts of cloth, and three kinds of nails; they share the same stock. Players can have their logs converted to planks by using the sawmill operator's "Buy planks" option. He is able to create regular planks, oak planks, teak planks, and mahogany planks for the player assuming they have the requisite unnoted logs and enough coins.

There are currently three sawmills that are known to exist in Gielinor. One sawmill is in the Lumber Yard north-east of Varrock, another is in the Woodcutting Guild and the third is in Prifddinas. The sawmill in the Woodcutting Guild is closer to a bank than the one in the Lumber Yard, although 75% Hosidius favour and level 60 in woodcutting is required in order to enter the Woodcutting Guild. The sawmill in Prifddinas requires completion of Song of the Elves.

The interface to convert logs into planks.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Lumber YardMember icon.png1Maplink
Woodcutting GuildMember icon.png1Maplink
Prifddinas CourtyardMember icon.png1Maplink

Prices[edit | edit source]

Item Cost Log needed
Plank inventory image Plank 100 Logs inventory image Logs
Oak plank inventory image Oak plank 250 Oak logs inventory image Oak logs
Teak plank inventory image Teak plank 500 Teak logs inventory image Teak logs
Mahogany plank inventory image Mahogany plank 1,500 Mahogany logs inventory image Mahogany logs

Stock[edit | edit source]

Sells at: 130.0% • Buys at: 50.0% • Change per: 0.0%
in stock
sold at
bought at
Saw.pngSaw10006sCoins 5.png 13Coins 5.png 5Coins 250.png 329
Bolt of cloth.pngBolt of cloth10001m Coins 250.png 650Coins 250.png 250Coins 250.png 947
Bronze nails.pngBronze nails10001m Coins 2.png 2Coins 1.png 1Coins 4.png 4
Iron nails.pngIron nails10001m Coins 5.png 5Coins 2.png 2Coins 5.png 13
Steel nails.pngSteel nails10001m Coins 3.png 3Coins 1.png 1Coins 5.png 14

Note: The stock is shared between the shops in the three locations.

Bolts of cloth will never sell out and will restock instantly by adding 50 to the stock after the player buys the stock below 50 and closes the interface.

Making planks[edit | edit source]

Lumber Yard[edit | edit source]

An efficient method to make regular or oak planks is obtain a full inventory of logs, take them to the Sawmill Operator and turn them into planks, then fill your Plank sack before obtaining a new inventory of logs. You can also make a small trek north to the Wilderness and fill a looting bag with the planks and obtain a new inventory to turn into planks, allowing an extra 25 logs per trip.

  • Although you can carry 28 items in the looting bag you will have to go to a bank to empty the bag before you can use those planks, as the bag is Deposit Only, so this method is only efficient if you are intending to cut regular/oak trees to take to the sawmill operator after the looting bag is full of planks from your first visit.
  • Hardcore Ironmen who do not want to risk death by entering the wilderness may choose to chop the oak trees next to the mill, turn them into planks, then run them back to the bank with an inventory of planks which weigh half as much as logs. When returning to the mill to chop oaks, you will then have an empty inventory. This method dramatically conserves run energy and saves time on banking oak logs.

Note: You cannot fill both the looting bag and your inventory with logs and take them to the sawmill operator as he will only supply you with planks from logs that are in your inventory.

There is a hot-air balloon slightly south of the sawmill that could be used from Castle Wars, requiring completion of Enlightened Journey and having the Varrock route unlocked. Each trip would require a ring of dueling and a willow log. The ring of dueling can also be used to travel to Ferox Enclave to restore run energy via the Pool of Refreshment.

For those with 99 Crafting, the hot-air balloon just outside the Crafting Guild can be used to travel to the Lumberyard for one willow log, using the Crafting cape to teleport back to the Crafting Guild for quick and easy banking, without additional teleportation costs.

Another teleportation method is available through the ring of the elements. Using it to teleport to the Earth Altar puts the player very close to the Lumber Yard. Alternating between the Earth Alter teleport and to Castle Wars with the ring of dueling yields a quick turn around between a sawmill and a bank. This does require investing in ring of the elements, which costs 971,615, and it is charged with one of each elemental rune and one law rune (costing 154 per teleport), up to a maximum of 10,000 charges (costing 1,540,000 to fully charge).

Due to its exceedingly high cost, players are strongly advised against using lumberyard teleports, with each single-use scroll costing 4,803 coins.

Woodcutting Guild[edit | edit source]

Using the Sawmill in the Woodcutting Guild, the player can make a full load of planks in 20 seconds by using a charged skills necklace and ring of dueling. Alternatively there is a bank chest in the western part of the guild.

Prifddinas[edit | edit source]

While the Sawmill operator in Crwys district of Prifddinas is a less efficient method of producing planks from previously obtained logs, it can be a very viable way of turning the nearby cut teak or mahogany trees into planks and subsequently banking them.

Players can expect upwards of 500 teak or mahogany planks an hour with this method.

Calculator[edit | edit source]

Item Plank Value (G.E) Sawmill Cost Log (Price) Net Profit (x27 - Per inventory) Gp/hr (25s trips)
Plank inventory image Plank 264 −100 each −66 98 (2,646) 381,024.00
Oak plank inventory image Oak plank 437 −250 each −62 125 (3,375) 486,000.00
Teak plank inventory image Teak plank 781 −500 each −153 128 (3,456) 497,664.00
Mahogany plank inventory image Mahogany plank 1,978 −1,500 each −319 159 (4,293) 618,192.00

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
16 April 2020
(update | poll)

The menu for buying planks at the Sawmill has been updated to use the standard Make-X interface, as used for skilling activities like smelting and glassblowing.

2 June 2016
(update | poll)

Added a sawmill with the Woodcutting Guild.

3 September 2015

The Buy-All Planks button for regular logs now converts all your logs into planks rather than just one.