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Do You Have Large-Diameter Logs?

We're Looking for Unique Timber

Our timber frame projects often require oversized timbers that push the boundaries of standard construction. If you have logs that are too large for most sawmills, we may be interested in purchasing them.

Here's some information we'll need to know to assess your trees' suitability for timber framing:

  • Species: We are primarily looking for Douglas Fir. If you're unsure, we can help identify them from pictures.

  • Size: Measure the trees' length and diameter (thickness) at the smallest end.

  • Condition: Are the trees standing or down on the ground? We typically only assess the quality of the timber once it's on the ground. Capture any significant features, such as branches, knots, root flares, straightness, etc.

  • Pictures:  Sending pictures of the trees is the best way for our sawyers to assess the quality of your timber. 

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Why We Mostly Use Douglas Fir for Our Projects

Douglas fir stands as a champion in the world of timber framing, and for good reason. This versatile wood offers a winning combination of properties that make it a favorite among builders and architects alike. Let's delve into the reasons why Douglas Fir reigns supreme:

  • Strength & Stability: Douglas fir boasts exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, making it ideal for supporting heavy loads in timber frames. Additionally, it dries evenly and experiences minimal shrinkage, ensuring a structurally sound and stable frame over time.

  • Affordability & Availability: Compared to some premium framing options, Douglas fir offers a balance between cost and performance. Its relative abundance ensures a readily available and budget-conscious choice for your project.

  • Workability & Beauty: The straight grain and smooth texture of Douglas fir make it a dream to work with for builders. This translates to efficient construction and a beautifully finished product. The natural light brown tones with a distinctive heartwood add warmth and character to any timber frame design.

  • Natural Resilience: Douglas fir possesses a natural resistance to decay and insect infestation. This inherent durability contributes to the longevity of your timber frame structure.

  • Sustainable Choice: Many Douglas fir options come from sustainably managed forests, making it an environmentally friendly selection for your project.

Douglas fir's exceptional strength, affordability, workability, natural beauty, and durability make it a top choice for building a timeless and impressive timber frame structure.


Interested in Using These Trees in Your Own Timber Project?

Do you have a project for which you want to use your own trees? Contact our team at Arrow Timber Framing for more information about our process and how we can help you realize your goal. We also provide bespok timber frame designs tailored to your needs and preferences. You can reach us by phone at 1-833-212-0202 or using the contact link below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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