We work closely with local mills to ensure that the timbers are closely matched to the design requirements.
Before any carpentry is done, the timbers are carefully inspected and rejected if they do not meet our standards - this timber was rejected due to the over size knot.
Grading timber requires consideration of multiple factors - in this case the slope of the grain varies too much to be used structurally.
Here is another timber you would be scared to see in your home! This shake continues through the width of the timber. It's great firewood though!
This timber was rejected because of the amount of sap on the face. More firewood...