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Timbers

Timbers are a symbol of strength and raw, innate beauty.  Providing protection from the untamed elements of nature, while exhibiting the inner glow of earthly color, grain and texture.  We see and we are drawn closer to touch, which broadens our sensory appreciation to its full beauty.  A timber will age gracefully, proudly showing its surface chasms and cracks and move as it adjusts to its newfound purpose.  Building a home with timbers is a reflection of deep passion and love for wood.  At Kwaterski Bros Wood Products, we understand this extrasensory affair and envision more homeowners choosing this type of architecture.  Larger timber projects require longer lead terms to provide the best choice in wood specie, grade, orientation of cut and surface texture.  With our mill direct relationships, we can offer the finest values in Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Engelmann Spruce, Redwood, White Pine, White Oak and even Walnut timbers.  For the smaller projects, we inventory Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar and White Pine timbers up to 12x12x24’.  If you are using timbers within your next home building project, connect with one of our Sales Professionals today and let us help you make the best choice for your project.

Timber Texture Options

Timber Grade Options

Knotty

#2&Btr Appearance – Structurally sound, make contain larger and some soft knots and wane

#1&Btr Appearance – Highest knotty appearance

Clear

Finest appearance and straight grained

Timber Type of Cut Options

Timber Stage of Dryness Options

Green

A popular choice, will show all splits and movement as timber dries. Douglas Fir, White Pine and Engelmann Spruce timbers can have some pitch bleed out in service.

Partial Air Dried

Outer periphery moisture content is reduced to approximately 25% MC, will show some splits at time of delivery, with additional splitting as timber dries, but less movement in service than green timbers. Douglas Fir, White Pine and Engelmann Spruce timbers can have some pitch bleed out in service.

Kiln Dried (15% MC Peripheral)

Moisture is removed to approximately 15% MC to depth of 1-1/2”, will show more splits at time of delivery than PAD, but less splitting and movement in service than partial Air Dried timbers. Kiln drying helps set and reduce pitch bleed in Douglas Fir, White Pine and Engelmann Spruce timbers.

Kiln Dried (Microwave Vacuum)

Timber is dried to 15% MC to the core. Will show the least amount of splitting and movement in service.  Pitch bleed in Douglas Fir, White Pine and Engelmann Spruce timbers is greatly reduced.

Specie Surface Textures Nominal Sizes
S4S
Surfaced Four Sides
Smooth
Hewn Face Skip Sawn Rough Sawn Scantex Adze Face Textured
4” x 4” to
12” x 12”
S4S
4” x 4” to
12” x 12”
(up to 16’)
Textured
4” x 4”
12” x 16”
S4S
4” x 4” to
12” x 16”
(up to 24’)
S4S
4” x 4”
14”x20”
(up to 40’)
Textured
4” x 4”
24” x 24”
(up to 40’)
Douglas Fir X X X X X X X X
White Pine X X X X X X X
Western Red Cedar X X X X X X X X
Walnut X X X X X X X
White Oak X X X X X X X
Redwood X X X X X X X X
Engelmann Spruce X X X X X X X X
Specie Grade Type of Cut Stage of Dryness
Knotty Select
#2&Btr #1&btr Boxed Heart Free of Heart Center Green Partial Air Dried 15%
Peripheral Kiln Dried
 Microwave Vacuum Dried
Douglas Fir X X X X X X X X X
White Pine X X X X X
Western Red Cedar X X X X X X X X X
Walnut X X X X X
White Oak X X X X X
Redwood X X X X X X
Engelmann Spruce X X X X X

Some options may have extended lead time.

Timber Projects

“I have been in many beautiful homes, and I can tell if the wood comes from Kwaterski Bros. If it doesn't come from Kwaterski's, the quality is just not the same!”

– Tom Suter