As wood lovers, we were delighted to work on this project. This full structural timberframe was a mix of reclaimed timbers and new.
We were able to use our skills in hand-cutting cutting and fitting old timbers and irregular wood shapes and finishing new wood to make it look old. The reclaimed timbers were 100 year old douglas fir from grain elevators and warehouses. They ranged in size from 8″x8″ to 8″x28″ and some pieces were 28′ long. Our skilled team scribed and handcut the reclaimed timbers into new trusses which were featured in the main living room, leaving all the old nail and screw holes and split rings on show. For the remaining timbers in the basement and exterior we took new kiln-dried douglas fir and distressed and coloured it to match the reclaimed wood perfectly. Everything was pre-assembled and test-fitted in our shop to ensure a speedy raising after delivery to job-site.