We work with a host of suppliers and have access to a wide variety of materials - browse the list below to see the species we offer.  Species are grouped in relative order from least expensive to most expensive.  Fresh sawn timbers offer the best value, but their moisture content is high enough to cause some further checking and shrinkage.  The kiln-dried versions offer a more stable product for an increase in cost.  Salvaged timber offers a dry and stable choice (not to mention that old-growth quality), with an interesting history to boot.  There will be signs of previous life present including, but not limited to, ferrous staining, nail holes and bolt holes.

Fresh Sawn Timbers

Fresh Sawn Douglas Fir Timber
Douglas Fir is our most common request as it offers high strength at an affordable price.  The grain is more uniform and the knots are less noticeable, and there are options to buy it in varied grades (#2, #1, Select, Dense, etc.) as well as boxed-heart or free-of-heart.
Fresh Sawn Eastern White Pine Timber
White Pine is acquired locally and offers a subtle amber color, lightly grained with dark, distinct knots.  Not as strong as other softwoods, so we compensate by using larger timber sizes.
Fresh Sawn Red Cedar Timber
Red Cedar is a great choice for exterior usage as it possesses a high level of resistance to the environment.

Kiln Dried

Kiln Dried Douglas Fir Timber
This is the kiln-dried version of the fir above.  It is radio-frequency vacuum kiln dried to an average moisture content of 12-15%.
Kiln Dried Red Oak Timber
Red Oak is notorious for twisting and checking as it dries naturally, so we only offer this species in a kiln-dried version so that the final product is dry and stable with the checks already present.

Reclaimed Timbers

Recalimed Eastern White Pine Timber
White Pine is acquired locally through the reclaimation of old barns and offres a subtle amber color, lightly grained with dark, distinct knots. 
Reclaimed Hemlock Timber
Hemlock offers a light brown tone and is similar to Douglas Fir in grain appearance.
Reclaimed Southern Yellow Pine Timber
Reclaimed Southern Yellow Pine is another common salvage material, almost as strong as Douglas Fir, but having a yellowish tone and more swirling grain pattern.
Antique Heart Pine Timber
Antique Heart Pine is a distinct sub-species of Southern Yellow Pine (also called Longleaf Southern Yellow Pine) which is characterized as having tight, vibrant, multi-colored (yellow to reddish-brown) grain.
Reclaimed Douglas Fir Timber
Reclaimed Douglas Fir is a common material found in old factories and warehouses. It has a darker, warmer hue than its fresh-sawn counterpart.
Reclaimed White Oak Timber
Reclaimed White Oak is difficult to come by as it is a prized wood for flooring.  When available the timbers tend to be laden with mortise pockets from their previous life in agricultural buildings.  As a result, the cost is high and the available lengths tend to be under 12’.

As Found Agricultural / Inustrial Salvage Timbers

Industrial Timber as found
Agricultural Timber as found
As Found timbers come from a host of sources, such as manufacturing plants, bridges, canal locks and barns, to name a few.  The original patina (weathered grey with milling marks) is left on.  Industrial timber is typically machine milled, so the original saw marks can be found, whereas the agricultural timbers see more of a hand hewn and irregular surface.  The timber joinery is hand scribed during the truss fabrication process.

Accent Timbers

accent timber
Natural timbers are a way to introduce round timbers into any design.  Trees are peeled and sanded smooth, then cut by hand as required for joinery.  Great for porch posts.
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