493 House, Lahontan, California

This exciting new project in the Lake Tahoe area has virtually every exposed piece of wood inside and out, supplied by Yankin’s Reclaimed Materials. The homesite is two lots overlooking the Lahontan golf course with views up to Squaw Valley and Northstar-at-Tahoe. The three salvaged redwood timber walls are stunning showcase examples of construction art; eleven 20+’ timbers stacked one on top of the other, creating a solid timber wall 14-18” thick. The exposed ridge beams in the structure of the Great Room is a 39’ long 22’x22’ clear heart vertical grain old growth salvaged redwood timber with 18”x18” and 20”x20” framing and 12”x12” rafters. The roof sheathing is solid 2”x8” reclaimed redwood from the Scotia lumber mill. This home includes over 2000 square feet of custom-made steel frame windows from YRM and is enclosed with 1”x12” resawn ship-lap reclaimed redwood siding. The custom made interior doors are made from reclaimed redwood 2”x8” taken from the Scotia mill.  Yankin’s Reclaimed Materials


Sasufi Australia

Slowpoke by Sasufi
This Melbourne cafe by French designer Sasufi features a 12 metre-long wall covered in timber offcuts.
Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi
Tabletops at the Slowpoke Cafe are made from recycling floorboards and other furniture was sourced from local flea markets.
Slowpoke Cafe by Sasufi
Wider blocks protruding from the wooden wall above each table create shelves for condiments.

Retaining Walls

Beautiful as the hilly terrain of Northeast TN and Southwest VA is, often as not, it creates a landscaping problem.  Thankfully, it's a problem that is usually quite easy to solve with some form of retaining wall.  Retaining walls are very versatile in what they do.  Sometimes they don't even have to hold anything back, just be there to look pretty and add some character to a landscape.  The pictures below are excellent examples of the various functions of retaining walls.



Treated Timber wall are a good choice when you need to tie into existing or new wood structures. Timber Walls are a perfect choice for a strong product for less money. Pricing varies.
TSR Lawn & Landscape Inc. is based out of Traverse City, MI. We have been in business since August 13, 1998. Our goal is to create beautiful lawn & landscapes that meet & exceed your expectations     http://www.tsrlawn.com

Retaining walls of rock and timber

Timber Wall

Natura Gardens does all sorts of retaining walls. Name the medium; river stone,  pavers, brick, recycled barnstone, timber and railroad ties. When correctly installed, a retaining wall (even a wooden wall) should last many lifetimes. Building a wall isn’t rocket science, but it does involve some educated engineering. Our retaining walls are always properly constructed with concealed supports beams built into the earth and proper drainage systems. Save yourself the headache of fixing an improperly built wall in a few years, and go with Natura Gardens. Sooner you contact us, the sooner we can build an estimate for you. And we’ll do it right the first time. Promise.

Nicholas Baker

Landscaping Ideas & Examples - Timber Walls  http://nicholasbakerlandscapes.co.uk

Building timber walls

Andrew Wing http://www.wingworkslandscape.com

H.A.M. Landscaping Inc

We have degreed professionals on staff who are eager to help you create the landscape of your dreams! Herrick A. Mann, President, has a B.S. degree in Horticulture from The Ohio State University.   The Company has been in business for over 30 years since Herrick began landscaping by pushing a Sears Craftsman mower throughout the Lomond area of Shaker Heights. After graduating from high school, Herrick pursued his education at Ohio State while continuing to develop his landscape company in Cleveland. Since that time, H.A.M. Landscaping Inc. has grown to a full service design-build-maintenance firm. Today our designers continue to have fresh, innovative ideas to bring to each new design. Each team of experienced landscapers in the maintenance division at H.A.M. Landscaping Inc. provides quality maintenance services, including weekly mowing, edging, and weeding, as well as fertilizing, aerating, clean ups and spraying of ornamental trees and shrubs. The installation division takes the scaled designs prepared by our designers through to completion when installing plantings, patios, decks, koi ponds, lawns, lighting, irrigation, retaining walls, and speciality landscapes. 


Bridges Glulam

Pedestrian Bridges
Glulam Beam
Our Glulam Beam Pedestrian Bridges are designed with wooden rails and are built to maintain their integrity under all conditions. The bridge is fully engineered to span large distances. The bridge’s wood construction adds a feeling of warmth to your landscape. http://www.custompark.com


PSL Ridge Beam

Parallel strand lumber has voids resulting from the random lay-up of strands. The voids make it possible to treat PSL with preservatives. http://www.woodaware.info

Timber Trusses

Timber Trusses — Custom Designed and Engineer Approved

Solid structural timber trusses of any length or design; we can manufacture large timber trusses for your project and can provide engineer-stamped timber truss drawings in all 50 states. Whether you need one timber truss or one hundred, we make it easy for you to move from design to job site installation. Learn more about our custom structural timber trusses.

Design Assistance: For design assistance with your timber trusses use the timber truss project form and contact one of our Project Consultants at 1 (800) 716-0636. They will make it easy for you to decide upon the best size and shape for your structural and aesthetic needs as well as costs and time


Glulam - eco-friendly, strong and with wide possibilities 

Glulam is a completely eco-friendly material, and laminated timber beams can be used for everything from large industrial buildings to single family homes. Glulam offers wide freedom of architectural design. http://www.moelven.com

Glulam Student Center Opens at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT

Last week we visited Quinnipiac University to tour the finished York Hill Campus Student Center. Below are several of the photos we took of the interior. As you can see, the warmth and beauty of our product creates a visually stunning structure throughout the entire interior. This was one of the most complex projects we have ever supplied material for and we enjoyed seeing the finished product.


Laminated timber

Engineered wood construction: glued laminated timber

In Europe, structural glue laminated timber is widely used in constructions where span width is an issue and/or the unique beauty of the wood is to be exploited architecturally. Glulam beams and columns have a strong aesthetic appeal, as the structure of a building can be expressed in the exposed beauty of the wood.
Glue laminated timber – engineered wood beams and columns - are used in homes, schools, sports halls, railway stations, industrial and commercial buildings, such as shopping centres and expo buildings, and public buildings, such as museums and concert halls. They are also used in landscaping and infrastructure applications such as glulam bridges. Glulam beams and columns come as standard products, with a variety of cross-sections and lengths. Custom designed beams and columns are prefabricated according to customer needs and can include curved shapes and mechanical interfaces to concrete or steel structures etc.
Glulam is a mature technology in Europe, where large span buildings are still in use after almost 100 years.

Glulam Truss

Glued Laminated Timber (glulam) = (my def.) wood structural member made up of laminating (gluing) relatively small pieces of wood together (in layers) to make one much larger (and stronger) than the constituent pieces.

Bowstring Trusses with Glulam Top and Bottom Chords, Victoria British Columbia Int'l Airport, Canada ...

The (glulam) members can be used for:

    substitution for big solid timbers that are unavailable (or too costly)
    for timber sizes unachievable with solid sawn timbers
    for timbers requiring greater strength and/or stiffness than solid timbers

For use in simple framing ... glulam can be used for ...

    joists, beams, girders, rafters
    posts or columns

The thing about glulam is that while providing support - it can also be very attractive, and thus we could categorize the use of glulam also in terms of ...


Glulam can also be made into curved shapes, and thus ...

    cambered beams
    curved beams (circular shape, S-shaped, whatever)

... and tapered, thus

    tapered beams (single or double taper)
    pitched and tapered curved beams
    arches with tapers