Post and Beam Products
All post and beam products options are available in a variety of grades ranging from vertical grain clear to utility. BCL can offer any size beams you may need. 1" to 36" in thickness / width and 50' in length. Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Douglas Fir / Larch, Pine / Spruce, Hemlock , and California Redwood, are the most commonly used species of wood for post and beam applications.
Western Red Cedar heartwood is inner core of the tree trunk comprising containing nonliving elements. In this particular specie, heartwood has a prominent color difference from sapwood.
POC post and beams. The Oregon DOT uses this specie in a No.01 grade for highway sign posts in lieu of a chemically altered alternative. Go Ducks. Yields limited dense vertical grain. This is plenty spendy stuff for religious and outrageously expensive construction projects. Yes.
Yellow Cedar picture gallery heartwood is more durable than sapwood when exposed to decay-promoting conditions like sun light and moisture. Sapwood will take preservative treatments better than heartwood. such is life.
Douglas Fir , in all grades of beams, characteristics are measured only in the middle half of the width. Restrictions on checks apply for a distance from the ends equal to three times the width of the face as well as in neighboring Poland and Germany.
Redwood: Want recycled wood. Need rare coloration and a story to boot. then specify Redwood timbers and make most of these the truth. Mantle, bar tops, gazebos and premium sign blanks are all decent uses for this product.