Whiteman Lumber Company

Spotlight: Brad Corkill and Whiteman Lumber Company

Brad CorkillBrad Corkill is president and owner of Whiteman Lumber Company, in Cataldo, Idaho. The mill was started in 1928 by Harry Whiteman, and is now the oldest continuously-operating sawmill in the state. Whiteman Lumber supplied mining timbers for Sunshine and other Silver Valley mines until the sagging mineral market and environmental regulations caused the […]

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24x24 hammer truss timber frame

24×24 Hammer Truss Heavy Timber Plan

This artful 24×24 hammer truss heavy timber frame can be a great asset in many situations! It would make a wonderful great room extension to your existing home.  You could also incorporate this space into a new construction hybrid timber frame design as a spectacular, high-volume great room. And the 576 square foot space can […]

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What Is the Best Heavy Duty Drill For Timber Framing

Best Heavy Duty Drill For Timber Framing

In many ways, these heavy duty drills are a dual purpose tool. Professionals that use these tools need to get two basic functions out of them, mixing and boring big holes. Accomplishing both of those jobs requires speed, torque, handle versatility and durability. Depending on trade and work needs, your choice may be based on a tool’s […]

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Makita KP312

Makita KP312 12.25 Inch Handheld Planer Review

Makita KP312As manufacturers go, Makita tends to have the inside track on what professional timber framers want from their tools. This Makita KP312  hand-held planer stays true to that promise. It sports a powerful 15-AMP motor able to generate 12,000 RPM and the V-belt design makes the power transfer from motor to blades tremendously efficient. […]

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what is the best low angle block plane

Low Angle Block Plane Review

If you’re in the market for a low angle block plane, it’s important to frame your expectations according to your trade. Timber Framers have very different needs than cabinetmakers. Considerations about precision and even price should be based on workplace and usage. It doesn’t make sense to spend a small fortune on a tool that […]

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Easy Timber Frame Plan

12×16 Timber Frame King Post Plan

Do you want to add interest and shade to your outdoor space or build a tiny home?  Take a look at this nicely sized 12×16 timber frame king post plan! Though small enough for most backyards or small lots, this graceful structure can comfortably accommodate your conversation grouping, outdoor kitchen/dining or hot tub and lounge […]

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Double Tenoned Scarf Joint (7 of 8)

Double Tenoned Scarf Joint

In this joinery example, we are detailing two variations of this double tenoned scarf joint.  The first uses a hardwood wedge to drive the two pieces together and the other uses pegs.   If you want or need a better method you can opt to use structural screws in place of the pegs.  Both offer a […]

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