Wanted to say hi and ask a question Search for: Searching This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Brice Cochran 4 months, 3 weeks ago. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts June 20, 2019 at 8:34 am #21142 Brandon PhilpotParticipant Hello everyone I am new to the timber framing community and looking to have a good time with it. I have been a balloon framer for the past 15 years and been doing refractory form and pouring for the past ten years. Have ran saw mill for several years in my off time just recently bought my first saw mill and ready to go to work on milling my timbers. I live in Arkansas and wondering what would be the best timber to use I have access to all native timber in Arkansas June 20, 2019 at 10:13 am #21147 Brice CochranKeymaster Welcome, Brandon! Which species do you have around you? From there we can put them some sort of order for you. Have you see/hear these two resources? Check out the comments in the written article. https://timberframehq.com/episode-6-getting-to-the-heart-of-timber-species-with-will-beemer/ https://timberframehq.com/timber-framing-101/timber-species/ June 20, 2019 at 6:24 pm #21156 Brandon PhilpotParticipant I have red and white oak hickory birch maple ash yellow pine cherry walnut eastern red cedar June 24, 2019 at 8:23 am #21225 Brice CochranKeymaster The oaks would be at the top of my list. Cedar is good but not very strong. Cherry and Walnut are always incredible to see in a frame. No experience with the birch. Yellow pine is good but will move and twist alot. Hickory is incredibly hard to work with, but I still have a piece in my house. Remember you can mix the species to make some really cool spaces. Author Posts Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.