RMTS provides the highest quality, old growth Coastal Douglas Fir fiber available. All timbers are air-dried Douglas Fir #1/BTR (#1 and Better), FOHC (Free of Heart Center) and more than 75% of all material supplied is select structural and/or dense fiber.
Coastal Douglas Fir (Pseudotsaga menziesii) are large evergreen conifers reaching heights of up to 300’. The fiber has a reputation for strength, durability and beauty. Douglas Fir is used for structural timbers, dimensional lumber, pilings, and plywood, as well as railroad ties, mine timbers, house logs, posts/poles, and fencing. It is usually a light brown color with a hint of red or yellow, and has darker growth rings. Grain is generally straight, though wavy grain is occasionally seen.
#1 Appearance Grade Western Red Cedar (dry on request)
Western Red Cedar (Thuja pliceeta) is actually from the cypress family. It is naturally rot resistant, has a very straight trunk and high branches which result in very few knots and a straight grain. Western Red Cedar is a commercially important lumber, used in a number of applications ranging from rough–sawn lumber for use in home construction to clear quartersawn material for classical guitar soundboards. It has a strong, aromatic scent when being worked. Heartwood is reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas. Grain is straight grain with a medium to coarse texture. Its weather resistance allows for direct contact with the ground so it’s often used for pergolas and sheds.
RMTS Redwood timber is grown and harvested in a responsible, ethical and sustainable manner, and is certified to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). Redwood can be easily cut, sawed, and drilled with regular woodworking tools. Redwood stands up to the elements and is naturally resistant to insects and decay. It resists warping, splitting and stays comfortable to bare feet even on the hottest, sunniest days. With simple care and maintenance, Redwood structures will provide decades of excellent performance, and long-lasting value.
White Fir (Abies concolor) is a coniferous tree native to the mountainous areas of western North America. Slightly less structurally strong that Douglas Fir, White Fir presents an excellent cost-effective alternative for smaller projects with shorter timber spans. Heartwood is usually white to reddish brown, with pale sapwood. Grain is straight, with a uniform medium-coarse texture.
Beetle kill timber is named for the dark bluish color caused by the beetle fungus found in Lodgepole Pine, Douglas Fir, and Whitebark Pine. To date, the beetle epidemic has killed these tree species across 3.4 million acres in Colorado alone. As a result, hundreds of millions of tons of carbon is released into the atmosphere as the dead timber decays or burns. Logging and re-purposing of beetle kill trees will help prevent further devastation to the climate and Western forests. There are many uses for beetle kill timber, such as posts, beams, mantels, decking, siding, paneling, landscaping, re-vegetation and biomass energy. Utilizing the spectacularly hued beauty in beetle kill timber is an environmentally conscious choice that can help combat environmental damage caused by the unstoppable beetle infestation.