Bois Hamel has several varieties of wood for your project.
Red pine, white pine, larch, western red cedar, hemlock, BC Fir, Douglas fir Free of Heart Center and glulam.
Pine has very apparent knots, giving it a rustic feel. Pine wood absorbs preservation products well. White pine is the most popular type of soft wood, because of its even grain.
Also called Red spruce, larch is the densest soft wood in North America. It holds its shape well while remaining flexible. This tree specie is the most resistant and durable of all soft woods. Its wood is immune to insects and mold. Its resin helps seal constructions.
Known for its great resistance in terms of flexion and compression and for its resistance to twisting, it is used a lot in structural elements. It can be used for large-scale beams. Its linear grain and orange colour make it very popular with designers.
In our timber yard, you can always find beams over 40’, in several dimensions (up to 16’’ x 24’’, all in one piece, etc.).
While often selected for the way it looks, western red cedar is also known for it natural resistance to humidity, mold and insects. With its fine and uniform grain, it is extremely resistant despite being rather light and it has a very low expansion and contraction rate. This makes western red cedar a very popular variety of wood.
Fir and spruce wood is very resistant, dense and durable, with little resin. It is used a lot in construction.