WELCOME TO HEAVY TIMBER TRUSS & FRAME
Wood Species, Textures and Finishes
Interior Timber Species
There are many wonderful species of timbers to choose. For interior timber framing we primarily use :
• Douglas Fir
Eastern White Pine
There are a lot of choices of timbers that are naturally rot and insect resistant. Typically for exterior timber framing we primarily use:
• Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar
Port Orford Cedar
Alaskan Yellow Cedar
Heavy Timber Truss & Frame offers a wide variety of finishes. Before we apply any finish to the timbers we sand all visible sides with a fine grade of sandpaper then apply the finish.
The most popular finish on kiln dried timber is your choice of stain and then two coats of polyurethane to protect the timber. The polyurethane can be a high gloss but most choose a satin finish. This furniture quality finish is unmatched in the timber frame industry.
For timbers that are freshly sawn and still need to release moisture, we recommend a selection of colored Danish oils that can capture the look you want while protecting the timber and enhancing its natural beauty.
We will offer to send you samples of any of our finishes as these decisions are being made.
If you prefer to have your timbers unfinished we will simply sand them and pack them carefully for installation and finishing on site.
We are very careful in how we pack and wrap the timbers so they will arrive on site in very good condition and ready for erection.