What timber to use Search for: Searching This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Brandon Philpot 4 months, 3 weeks ago. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts June 22, 2019 at 6:08 pm #21207 Brandon PhilpotParticipant I live in Arkansas and have access to all of the native timber here. We have white and red oak walnut cherry yellow pine ash hickory pecan maple birch sycamore and a whole host of other trees. My question to everyone is what would be the best to use for a new frame June 24, 2019 at 8:25 am #21226 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. 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 24, 2019 at 9:48 am #21227 Brandon PhilpotParticipant What makes the hickory so hard to work I have built kitchen cabinets out of it. I know I had to keep all of my tools extremely sharp but other than that I enjoyed working with it. Author Posts Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.