We source and select local pine for your project, or upgrade to Douglas Fir or Red Cedar if you prefer. All species used are inspected to meet select, grade 1 lumber requirements and are rough-sawn or dressed, per your preference.
Based on your engineered plans, we develop a cut list and CAD drawings for each item in your frame. As you can imagine, this is the timber framer’s version of every craftsman’s rule, “measure twice, cut once.”
Each frame item is individually cut in our shop to its own specifications. Unlike many frame providers, we cut our beams by hand rather than CNC. This hand-crafted approach is part of the authentic timber tradition, and focuses on the workmanship and excellence of the craftsman. Our joinery style is predominately mortice and tenon, with the occasional dovetail. (Hidden metal connectors are only used in cases where required by engineering or design requirements.)