McQuesten Group

Milling Services

Hood Milling Options

We maintain a significant stock of Douglas Fir and Cedar timbers to fill our customers’ needs. Our unique ability to custom mill either our own inventory, or timbers provided to us to fit a customer’s specific needs, enables us to provide quick turnaround for most milling needs. Once the material has been remanufactured, there is no guarantee of grade, appearance or structural value.

Below are descriptions of the milling options we offer. We also offer custom milling services for your material with the exception of reclaimed and/or previously installed timbers and pressure treated lumber.


 


Baker “D” model resaw with 16” × 16” capacity: Computer controlled thin kerf technology provides accurately cut clean timber surfaces.


Stetson-Ross Timber Sizer with 16” × 24” capacity: Accurately sizes nished timbers to within 1/16” by planing up to four sides of any length timber in a single pass. Ideal for timber frame construction of any type.


Rough Timbers to S4S: The larger rough timbers can be milled to the standard 1/2” size measurement which produces a square edge, uniform smooth surface while maintaining its grade. Due to variation in the timber size you may encounter skip dressing. Skip dressing is places on the timber where the knives do not make the wood smooth.


Rough Clean Faces: If rough clean faces are requested we can take a bigger timber and cut a slab off each side to expose clean rough faces to any size required.

Clean and Bright: For a slightly less costly option where rough sawn is required, we can resaw timbers which will produce 1 clean face and 3 natural rough faces which may be darker in color.


Packaging: In an application where size is important, we can just dress rough beams to the standard size 1/2″ measurement.


Single and Double Tongue and Groove: When a timber is dressed to the 1/2″ it maintains its grade. Anytime a timber is resawn or dressed down below the 1/2″ it technically loses its grade.


Custom Rough and S4S: When a timber is dressed to the 1/2″ it maintains its grade. Anytime a timber is resawn or dressed down below the 1/2″ it technically loses its grade.