Redwood Timbers

Timbers

Redwood & Douglas-Fir Timbers
 

The use of redwood and Douglas-fir timbers for timber framing and exposed beam construction can produce dramatic results and lend the natural beauty and strength of wood to building projects. And redwood is a renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable material that provides environmental advantages over alternative building materials.  Naturally strong, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally friendly, redwood and Douglas-fir timbers from Humboldt Redwood are a great choice for your structural building needs.

View the PDF's below to learn more about Redwood Timbers:

Redwood, Douglas-fir Span Chart

Structural Design Values for Redwood, Western Cedars, and Douglas-fir

Redwood Timbers

Storage and Handling of Redwood Timbers

Using Timbers, Beams & Posts

Redwood is one of the lightest, yet structurally strong, softwoods found in North America, making it ideal for a wide range of structural applications where large timbers are required. Timbers also make beautiful interior design elements when used in exposed frame construction.  Structural applications for timbers include the following:

  • Timber beams
  • Timber posts
  • Shade structures
  • Gazebos
  • Pergolas
  • Arbors
  • Headers
  • Rafters
  • Framing
  • Barns

Dimensions and Specifications

Timbers are the largest pieces of solid sawn lumber produced by sawmills.  Large shade structures, pergolas, and arbors may be constructed with our Humboldt Redwood timbers. 6”x6” posts are structurally stable and can hold oversized header beams and long lengths of lattice.  Humboldt Redwood offers Douglas-fir timbers and redwood timbers in 6-inch and larger sizes, in lengths up to 24 feet. And, while not specifically classified as a timber, our Douglas-fir timbers and redwood timbers are also available in 3-inch and 4-inch dimension as well.

Contractors and architects specifying projects with solid sawn timbers are encouraged to contact a Humboldt Redwood dealer in your area. We will work with your designs and specifications to custom produce Douglas-fir and redwood timbers for your important projects.

The following table outlines the Humboldt Redwood timbers we offer in-stock. Larger dimensions are available via special order.

Nominal Dimension

Length

Three Grades Available

Finish Characteristics Available

4″x 6″

8’ – 24’

No. 2 Structural

Heart B

Construction Heart

Rough Green, S4S*

4″x 8”

8’ – 24’

No. 2 Structural

Heart B

Construction Heart

Rough Green, S4S*

4”x 10”

8’ – 24’

No. 2 Structural

Heart B

Construction Heart

Rough Green, S4S*

4”x 12”

8’ – 24’

No. 2 Structural

Heart B

Construction Heart

Rough Green, S4S*

6″x 6″

8’ – 24’

No. 2 Structural

Heart B

Construction Heart

Rough Green, S4S*

6″x 8”

8’ – 24’

No. 2 Structural

Heart B

Construction Heart

Rough Green, S4S*

6”x 10”

8’ – 24’

No. 2 Structural

Heart B

Construction Heart

Rough Green, S4S*

6”x 12”

8’ – 24’

No. 2 Structural

Heart B

Construction Heart

Rough Green, S4S*

8”x 8”

8’ – 24’

No. 2 Structural

Heart B

Construction Heart

Rough Green, S4S*

10”x 10”

8’ – 24’

No. 2 Structural

Heart B

Construction Heart

Rough Green, S4S*

12”x 12”

8’ – 24’

No. 2 Structural

Heart B

Construction Heart

Rough Green, S4S*