Woods Used In Timber Framing

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What's the best wood for timber framing?

Woods Used In Timber Framing

There are particular woods that are better suited for timber framing than others.

  • The Eastern White Pine has less twisting and shrinkage.
  • The Douglas fir grows bigger than the pine and has a reddish color that some people like. It also shrinks more than the pine.
  • The white cedar works well for exposed structures.
  • Reclaimed wood is old wood that comes from other structures and is used to build new ones. This is far more expensive than new.
  • Red pine is off the list of woods that are suitable for framing because of it's tendency to twist or bow when it dries.



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