Whippletree timber frames offers frames built primarily with locally available wood species, as well as recycled barn and industrial timbers. We choose sustainable lumber harvesting wherever possible, including logs harvested from our client’s forest, milled with our portable sawmill on site. Here in Central Ontario we use white and red pine, hemlock, spruce and white cedar as softwood choices and oak, ash, maple, elm and cherry for hardwood.
We prefer to use a mixture of wood species in our projects, placing each type in the best location for strength and appearance. ( For example using white pine for posts, hemlock for beams, spruce for joists, and oak for braces and pegs.)
Frames are designed on an individual basis and priced according to the number of joints in the frame design,the choice of finish, the cost of materials and raising.
Please Contact Mark Davidson at Whippletree if you would like more information about timber framing or pricing your project.