Timber framing or “Post and Beam” construction is a traditional style of building construction in which heavy timbers, unlike logs, are squared-off for more precise and air-tight joinery. Traditional joinery uses mortises and tenons and is secured with wooden pegs. There is a large variety of traditional joinery styles besides mortise and tenon. Other common joints include dovetail, tying joint, scarf joint, and lap joint.

The areas where this type of Architecture is most known is Europe, particularly, Germany, Austria & France, This type of construction is almost a thousand years old and yet it continues to evolve with modern construction needs. It is the only sustainable way to build, and creates a natural, healthy environment for those who choose it. Timber framing also offers the best value in its durability and individual beauty.

Woodpecker is a design manufacturer of all types of Timber frame structures and products. We work with our clients right from design to final installation. We source the highest quality Canadian wood fibre, that is “free of heart”, as well as offer radio frequency kiln dried wood. We are experienced with specialty engineered connections, fasteners, wood finishes and coatings. Our craftsman can create one of kind hand cut joinery as well and our full-service facility includes an automated C&C Planer and Timber cutting Robot. This technology can create clean, precise connections for modern styles and aesthetics.

Woodpecker’s founder and owner came to Canada from Germany in 2000 and founded the company in 2005. Due to his European roots, he brought a wealth of information with traditional Timber Framing as well as modern methods and techniques, such as exposed connections and engineered materials like Glulam and CLT (cross laminated timber). Woodpecker can create any style of Timber structure and trims for any style building.