A Douglas Fir Timber Frame
Douglas fir is a quality softwood which is readily available in the UK and ideally suited to structural framing. Although technically not as strong as oak, it can confidently be used in the same way as oak within frames in very similar sections. Douglas is a pinky orangey timber when freshly cut, which mellows to a more ‘burnt orange’ colour over time. We frequently use Douglas Fir for frames as it has many advantages and characteristics which lend itself to a particular way of building.