Wood & Joinery
Our location on Vancouver Island – British Columbia’s West Coast – gives us direct access to a pristine source of Douglas Fir and Cedar. The temperate rainforest climate of the West coast offers ideal growing conditions for these species, which allows us to cut all of our timbers “free of heart,” or without the core of the tree. By doing this we minimize splits or checking in the final presentation of the timber frame to achieve the cleanest possible look.
Each mortise and tenon joint is carefully cut and hand-finished to ensure a perfect, tight fit. The strength and durability of this type of wood joinery is as impressive as the finished look. Where engineering requires steel reinforcement, we have the option of exposing steel hardware, or concealing it inside the joinery, dependant on style preferences.
Beyond its natural beauty, Douglas Fir is strong and incredibly resilient. The tight, straight consistent grain of this species makes it stable, beautiful and useful in many applications including timber framing, millwork, doors and furniture.
This highly revered, durable wood is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insect attacks, which means anything you build with it will last longer and require less maintenance. It is mostly used in exposed outdoor applications but can be used for structural timber framing and interior applications as well.