Species & Grades

We work with a variety of suppliers and offer a host of materials. Browse the list below to see what species we offer. More checking and shrinking will occur with fresh sawn timbers due to their high moisture content, but they offer the best value on the dollar. Kiln-dried pieces are a more stable product, but come at additional cost. We're proud to offer salvaged timbers, a dry and stable choice with old-growth quality and interesting history. These timbers will have signs of previous life including, but not limited to, nail holes, bolt holes, original mortise pockets and ferrous staining.

Fresh Sawn

Fresh Sawn Douglas fir

With good strength and affordable pricing, more uniform grain and less noticeable knots, Douglas fir is our most commonly requested material. Various grades (Dense, Select, #1, #2, etc.), boxed-heart and free-of-heart are available.

Fresh sawn douglas fir timber
Fresh Sawn Eastern White Pine

When using White Pine larger timbers are needed as this species isn't as strong as other softwoods. It offers a subtle citrine color and light grain with dark, distinct knots. Typically we acquire this species locally to our NY shop.

Fresh Sawn Eastern White Pine
Fresh Sawn Red Cedar

With high resistance to the elements, red cedar is a good choice for exterior use.

Fresh Sawn Red Cedar

Kiln Dried

Kiln Dried Douglas fir

We offer our Douglas fir radio-frequency vacuum kiln dried to the core to an average moisture content of 15%.

Kiln dried douglas fir

Kiln Dried Red Oak

Notorious for twisting and checking as it dries naturally, we only offer Red Oak in a kiln dried version. The final product has checking already present and is dry and stable.

Kiln dried red oak timber

Reclaimed Timbers

Reclaimed Eastern White Pine

Salvaged locally through the reclamation of old barns and other agricultural buildings by our sister company, Pioneer Millworks, White Pine offers a subtle citrine color, light grain and dark, distinct knots.

Reclaimed Eastern White Pine

Reclaimed Hemlock

Similar to Douglas fir in grain, Hemlock offers a more light brown overall tone.

Reclaimed hemlock

Reclaimed Southern Yellow Pine

Reclaimed Southern Yellow Pine is another common salvage material with a swirling grain pattern and more yellow tone. It is nearly as strong as Douglas fir.

Reclaimed southern yellow pine

Antique Heart Pine

A sub-species of Southern Yellow Pine (or Longleaf Pine), antique Heart Pine is characterized by tight, vibrant, yellow-orange to reddish-brown grain. Some say it is the species our country was built on, and today is only available reclaimed.

Antique heart pine timber

Reclaimed Douglas fir

Common in old factories and warehouses, reclaimed Douglas fir has been gently aged, showing darker and warmer hues than its fresh-sawn counterpart.

Reclaimed douglas fir timber

Reclaimed White Oak

Reclaimed White Oak is prized as wood for flooring and is therefore difficult to come by. The timbers, when available, are usually hand hewn and laden with mortise pockets from their previous life in agricultural buildings. Available lengths tend to be under 12 feet and cost is higher than other species.

Recaimed white oak

As Found Agricultural and Industrial Salvage

Sourced by our sister company, Pioneer Millworks, as found timbers come from a variety of industrial buildings including manufacturing plants, canal locks, bridges and agricultural buildings such as barns. These pieces are celebrated for their original patina, weathered grey color with original milling marks and other signs of previous life. Agricultural timbers typically have a hand hewn and irregular surface where industrial timbers were mostly machine milled and retain their original saw marks.

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Accent Timbers

A great way to incorporate round timbers into a design and ideal for porch posts, natural timbers are peeled, sanded smooth then cut by hand as required for joinery.

Accent timbers
Interior accent timber
 Exterior peeled porch in the Catskills