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|12x12 Marquette Douglas Fir Timbers||12"||12"|
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Marquette 12x12 Douglas Fir Timbers - Product Info
These 12x12 Douglas Fir timbers spent the first half of their life as a Wisconsin Central ore dock on Lake Superior. Day after day, hopper cars ran on its rails out over the water to dump iron ore into the Lakers (large ore carrying freights which ply the Great Lakes). As the steel industry declined, the ore dock was used less and was eventually replaced. The timbers are still solid and sound and bear the evidence of their former life.
|Species||Various; heavy on Douglas Fir|
|Source||Various (buildings, trestles, other structures, falsework, etc.)|
|HC/FOHC||Primarily Heart Center (HC); usually moderately tight to very tight growth rings|
|Metal||Nails, bolts and other fasteners can be removed, cut flush or left as-is. Some metal can be broken off inside the beam.|
|Holes||Nail, bolt and other fastener holes are allowed; the quantity and size of the holes can vary widely from timber to timber, with some timbers containing no holes or only limited small nail holes and others containing frequent nail and bolt holes. Staining around nail and bolt holes is common.|
|Checking/Cracks||Timbers can have moderate butt and surface checking and cracks and minor end splitting|
|Surfacing||Weathered (degree of weathering varies); original timber surfacing ranges from smooth-planed to rough-sawn; Surface degradation (waterdamage or surface rot or "punkiness") is common; weathered timber colors vary - common colors include brown (common for interior weathered timbers), grays (common for exterior weathered timbers) and combinations of browns and grays.|
|Weight||Approximately 3 pounds per board foot|
|Appearance Variation||Because reclaimed timbers often come from a variety of sources, timber characteristics can be expected to vary from piece to piece. Trestlewood believes that appearance variations (no two timbers exactly alike) are one of the selling points of this product line.|
|Dimensions||Trestlewood treats weathered timbers to 10" x 10" x 16' as "standard dimension" for pricing purposes. Larger and/or longer weathered timbers are also often available. Dimensions are often nominal. |
The more latitude the customer can provide in acceptable timber sizes, the better able Trestlewood is to meet the customer's timber needs in an economical and timely manner.
|Other||Weathered timbers are generally very stable|
Note: Please study specification sheets to familiarize yourself with product characteristics and their possible implications for your application.