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    Is timber framing size lumber available?

    For instance, 7 by 10 would be a nice ballpark size. The biggest I have seen at lumber yards is about 4 by 4 which is too small. If nothing big is sold, are portable sawmills available so one could process their own trees? This query is for Phetchabun province though interested in understanding the situation in other areas. Am not interested in cement, stick, or metal framing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canopy
    This query is for Phetchabun province though interested in understanding the situation in other areas.
    Petchabun is timber country so likely you can ask around and find a lumber company to supply what you want. Will likely be pricey though.

    This will give you some ideas. Looks like they have sizes you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canopy View Post
    For instance, 7” by 10” would be a nice ballpark size. The biggest I have seen at lumber yards is about 4” by 4” which is too small. If nothing big is sold, are portable sawmills available so one could process their own trees? This query is for Phetchabun province though interested in understanding the situation in other areas. Am not interested in cement, stick, or metal framing.
    depends on the timber, too.
    that red gum they use can probably be stressed to double that of pine.
    alternatively you could place an order at the sawmill according to your spec, or just join two 4" together for the studs.

    it is relatively easy to build your own mill, but your 10inch by 7inch will take upwards of a year to dry without a kiln, so in thailand, i would forget about itl

    second hand timber from a demolished house would be dry and stable and won't crack or warp like the wet-off-saw shit that is available in thailand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canopy View Post
    For instance, 7 by 10 would be a nice ballpark size. The biggest I have seen at lumber yards is about 4 by 4 which is too small. If nothing big is sold, are portable sawmills available so one could process their own trees? This query is for Phetchabun province though interested in understanding the situation in other areas. Am not interested in cement, stick, or metal framing.

    you can get decent size secondhand timber from appropriate woodyards

    I recently bought some teak posts, approx. 5.5m long and 8" square, excellent quality and about B2500 each. Most wooden houses are built using 6" square posts, which are easy to find

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    If you are looking for pine/hemlock/whatever coniferous then you will have to settle for old packing crates, if you want semi hard/hardwood like they have in Australia/Africa/South and Central America then you will get what you want by order at most if not all saw mills. All the timber you get must be treated for termites post curing/sizing. IMO concrete and brick is the best for structure with generous splashings of timber for flooring or wall panels.
    The size you quote is generally for softwood design, better rethink your specification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by globin
    All the timber you get must be treated for termites post curing/sizing. IMO concrete and brick is the best for structure with generous splashings of timber for flooring or wall panels.
    Teak does not and there are many houses standing to prove that!!

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    Agreed and teak is becoming a rare species, thanks to wankers using it for structure

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    Quote Originally Posted by globin
    All the timber you get must be treated for termites post curing/sizing. IMO concrete and brick is the best for structure with generous splashings of timber for flooring or wall panels.
    Teak does not and there are many houses standing to prove that!!

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