The Preferred Wood - Ontario's Eastern White Pine
The species of wood used in construction of a timber frame or log home is very important as it impacts the performance and life of the home. Wood characteristics that are important include decay resistance, shrinkage, R-value, and stability.
Stability of a particular wood species is the most important of all characteristics. Easter White Pine is a stable species with low reactive forces making it the least likely to twist and warp. Eastern White Pine shrinks half the amount of all other pines, spruces and firs and its stability and decay resistance is far superior to all other species of wood and it has an R value 30% higher than most other commonly used soft woods.
We use Eastern White Pine exclusively due to its stability, sustainability, beautiful wood grain characteristics, availability and cost efficiency.