Heavy Timber

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Stop logs are a great timber product used for coffer dams, waterways, or other flow systems. Stop logs can be cut, drilled, beveled, planed or treated to your specifications.
Turned poles can be custom milled to your required specifications. This material can be manufactured in Doug Fir, Cedar, or Pine. Turned poles can also be manufactured as Glulam poles and pressure treated.
Gunbarrel poles are an excellent product for construction of Heavy timber and glulam structures where precise measurements are needed for Proper fit. Because they have a uniform diameter, gunbarrel poles can be accurately drawn during the shop drawing process with exact dimensions for pole to timber connections.

In the field, installation of gunbarrel poles assures the contractor of a good fit and facilitates erection of the structure. Gunbarrel poles can be sized up to 24 inch in diameter and 40 foot lengths so that they can accomodate architect and engineer requirements for massive appearance and strength properties.

Used to strengthen wood railing with a steel plate backing that is not visible from roadways but provides need support for aesthetically pleasing wood railing normally used along roadways as barriers. This application allows for a more rustic appearance from roadside but with added support for tensile strength.
Timber guardrails are a beautiful addition to any timber bridge, boardwalk, or nature trails. They are durable and add a safety element to your project. They can be provided in SYP, Doug Fir or Cedar.
Piers and Jetties are offered in #1 SYP as smooth or rough cut. The diameters can be up to 12’ in width and lengths can go up to 25’ and longer. When these materials are used in saltwater or brackish water they are treated with CCA. If these materials are used in freshwater they are treated with Copper Azole. Galvanized hardware is used to bolt these materials together.
Cedar timbers, logs and posts are an excellent product for durability. They are impervious to insects rot and decay and can be used for in ground and exterior applications where a good appearance is needed. Contractors and architects specify Cedar for fences, and many outside structures such as pergolas, trellis, pavilions and picnic shelters. The excellent appearance and durability of Cedar qualifies it as the best product for outside use. Cedar round posts can also be debarked or handhewn with a draw knife for a rustic appearance. Diameters can range from 2 inch to 10 inch diameters.

If you need wood for outside use that does not need treatment then Cedar should be your first choice.

White Oak Timber Quoin and Miter Ends are used for river locks submerged in water.
White oak lumber is a strong wood with straight grain that is frequently used in boatbuilding because it is naturally durable and decay resistant. While the lumber does have a moderately high shrink rate, it responds well to steam-bending and is abundant in the eastern region of the United States.

The strength and rot resistance of white oak makes it the perfect material for supporting the hull of a ship. White oak keel blocks, placed evenly around the length of the keel, will support a boat or ship for dry dock storage and prevent sagging. Keel blocks of white oak can be cut to varying sizes and widths to fit customer’s specific needs. Additionally these are not simple blocks of wood; rather, they may be cut square, angled, or rounded on one side as needed.

Building a new pavilion, gazebo, or shelter is a daunting task. Contracting a professional to do the labor-heavy work is smart, but you still need to decide what type of wood to use. With so many options, this is often an overwhelming choice, but it shouldn’t be.

Cypress timbers are the best choice for outdoor projects and are particularly attractive as trusses, beams, columns, and 30″ diameter poles prefabricated with hardware material. Cypress along with Redwood timbers are ideal for baffles in water treatment plants and water tanks.
There are many reasons to consider Cypress timbers for your project but the most useful is its natural ability to ward off decay, helping to maintain a long-lasting, beautiful building for years.

Another point in favor of Cypress timbers is its resistance to insects. The long-term durability and insect resistance both stem from the wood’s production of cypressene. The cypressene found in Cypress timbers also defends against corrosion from chemicals and many other effects that usually damage woods not provided with a synthetic protective coating. For professional contractors looking to maintain a more “greener” structure, Cypress is the perfect choice.

As technology improves and the world becomes more knowledgeable of concepts like sustainability builders have begun looking for better and more efficient ways to build homes, offices, and everything in between. Builders must take into account quality, cost, labor, sustainability, aesthetics, and more when choosing a building product. Thus, creation of new types of building materials has begun. Recycled wood and plastic are used to create brand new materials for less expense and greater durability. One popular new material is cross laminated timber.

Cross laminated timber (CLT) is a type of engineered wood created by attaching multiple layers of boards to each other in a crosswise fashion. The small pieces of wood are bonded adjacently using a strong adhesive, each layer lined up perpendicular to one another. Using small pieces of wood ensures the weak or brittle parts of full size timbers, such as knots are removed. The process creates a strong and durable wood that can be manufactured in various sizes and shapes as needed.

CLT is most commonly used for projects requiring fast assembly as the wood can be manufactured off site and delivered ready to be joined together. Once assembled the material is dry, permeable enough to allow vapors to pass through, and sturdy enough to be used as wall or flooring material. It is easily weatherproofed and can be used to quickly erect a building’s walls thus, allowing for more time to be spent finishing the interior.

CLT was produced to serve in a similar way to timber frames and masonry while being sturdier than the former and far more lightweight than the latter. When used for an exterior wall or when it is likely to be exposed to water, CLT should be treated and cladded to ensure weather proofing. It may also require additional insulation if used as an exterior building material. To learn more about building with CLT contact Galyon Timber.

Doug fir heavy timber is often recognized for its stability and strength and is a superb structural lumber chosen by architects, engineers, and contractors. The material is ideal for residential, light commercial, and multiple story construction. Doug fir heavy timber is considered a superior material because the Doug fir species maintains high performance under stresses such as high winds, heavy storms, and earthquakes.

Often used in a project’s interior, such as finished posts and beam frames, this species is selected because of its strength-to-weight ratio. Doug fir heavy timber may be used externally, but must be sealed or painted for weather protection.

Doug fir has a combination of strength, elasticity, and beauty making it an ideal wood for timber structures. The wood is close-grained, straight-grained, and knotted providing a naturally beautiful look. Knot sizes may not be uniform and variations in grain and color can be expected which only adds to a unique and textured look for each project. Doug fir heavy timber comes in a range of color falling into a spectrum of light red to pale yellow. The Doug fir species grows quickly and is plentiful in North America.

The natural beauty and durability of Douglas Fir Flooring provides an inviting appearance for your kitchen and living area. Maintenance free Doug Fir flooring is available in both laminated and solid patterns. Doug Fir flooring can be ordered in both knotty and clear grades, depending on your preference. FSC Certified Doug Fir flooring is also available for your leeds requirements.
Used for transporting and storage of heavy equipment, steel, aluminum, and polyurethane pipes. They are usually manufactured from solid Oak because of its resistance to rot, decay and insect infestation as well as its compression properties. Wood Pipe Saddles can be made from other wood species, too, and can be ordered to meet your specifications and weight bearing properties.

At Galyon Timber and Glulam, Inc., we sell a variety of heavy timber products including specialty wood. Galyon Timber and Glulam works regularly with contractors around the United States providing quality materials and expert product knowledge. We believe in responsible forestry and deliver materials nationwide.

Call us at 800-448-7682 or 865-584-4542 to discuss your building plans and projects and receive a quote today.