Timbers are used in the time honoured timber framing profession to construct everything from decks to large commercial buildings. The practicality of building with timbers has withstood the test of time and is increasingly popular today as a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing construction technique.
WOOD SPECIES AVAILABLE:
Douglas fir, Western larch, Western red cedar, Hemlock, White Pine
Most timber orders are on a custom cut basis, due to the unique nature of each customers project. If possible, order your timbers well ahead of time. This will allow the wood to naturally dry, making it much lighter and easier to handle, as well as exposing the natural checking (cracking) patterns in the wood which allows for final placement to optimize visual objectives.
We manufacture both boxed heart and free-of-heart timbers. Boxed heart means that the pith (centre of the tree) runs through the timber, basically the tree is squared up by taking the edges off, leaving the timber. Boxed heart timbers are characterized by pronounced checking. Most timber applications can successfully be completed using a boxed heart product, especially in larger dimensions. Free of heart timbers are manufactured starting with a much larger log, cutting the timbers from sections of the tree around the pith. This results in timbers that are usually more stable with less checks.
SIZES IN STOCK:
- 4×4 8′ 10’12’ 3×12, 4×12, (Free of heart)
- 6×6 8’10’12’ (Boxed heart, free of heart)
- 8×8 8’10’12’ (Boxed heart)
- Other sizes cut to order, usually within a few days.
As our business is also located in the Harrop Procter watershed, we do appreciate the care that is taken not only around manufacturing, but also in the process of timber harvesting in the Harrop-Procter Community Forest. They are truly leading the way by integrating water protection, ecostystem based forest management and wood product manufacturing into a healthy business model.
Joern Wingender, President, The Traditional Timber Framing Company Inc., Sunshine Bay, BC
As a Carpenter based in Nelson BC, I strive for the highest quality in my work and that starts with the materials. HPFP exceeds my demands on quality, while at the same time remaining incredibly competitive on price and environmentally responsible.
Corvus Udall, Evolution Carpentry, Nelson BC
North Mountain and its clients support the values that drive Harrop-Procter forest management decisions. Their staff and delivery service are great, and they stock a variety of products that are not available in conventional hardware stores. This is a great resource.
Gabe Tyler, North Mountain
The whole Harrop-Procter Community Forest staff is a joy to work with. They are always very willing to answer questions and cater to my custom cutting needs.