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‘NEW’ SUS-TAIN-A-BLE (adjective) 1) A new ecological category that claims unwanted virgin standing dead (or dying) wood fiber without carbon release


Salt Springs,Island BC

Exclusively By -Windswept Weathered Wood -Avant Garde Wood Floors -B Cubed Construction

Atmosphere The owner wanted to redesign this home as a reflection of its dramatic rainforest setting. Using Bernard Maybeck’s West Coast designs as inspiration, a large timber frame was commissioned to provide both the structure and the principal design element.

This vision, however, presented some significant challenges – specifically the trusses and the long cantilevered gable. Furthermore, the owner wanted to avoid visible metal fasteners while maintaining the wide span and open plan interior spaces – European structural screws were used to achieve the critical bonds at the rafter and collar connections and aluminum dovetail fasteners were used at purlin and rafter connections, preserving the continuity of the wood.

One hallmark of Maybeck’s work is the use of native woods, and the timber frame itself is fresh-sawn Coastal Douglas fir from second-growth British Columbia forests. Surface texture on the frame was achieved by media blasting in situ, followed by two coats of custom-tinted, locally-produced CBR Broda Pro-Thane Ultra Clear.


Other features of the home that reference Maybeck’s influence are the large windows, handcrafted details (particularly the custom designed and local artisan-created metal works), use of colour and integration with the surrounding landscape. The wooden structure is used to great effect as a framework for balancing traditional and modern elements, and for evoking the magnificence of the Coastal forests while retaining the simplicity of the wood’s inherent warmth and beauty.



Custom white oak millwork and doors, randomly handdistressed and quartersawn to accentuate the medullar rays that extend across the boards, picking up on the red flame of the timber, red marble veins of kitchen and pantry countertops and the amber in the marble and floors


The large gable overhang was constructed by using cantilevers on the ridge and purlins; 10 inch structural insulated panels were used on the roof throughout and at the gables; and LVL structural splines were used to help create the large overhangs

Wood has also been employed throughout the home, not just structurally, but also decoratively: Windswept Weathered Wood for exterior siding, evoking early-American timber frame barns. Windswept Weathered Barnboard on interior walls; wide planked and wire-wheeled, contributing to the mission/art and crafts details

Contacts Windswept Weathered WoodGlen Ehrhardt, Business Development PO Box 59 Lakebay, WA 98351 p. (253) 884-6255 f. (253) 884-6256 e. w.

Avant Garde Wood FloorsShad Gates, Business Development 7201 Pioneer Way, B-201 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 p. (253) 273-2636 f. (253) 884-2296 e. w.

B Cubed CostructionKyle Blocksom, Proprietor 300 Stewart Road Salt Springs, BC V8K 2C4 p. (250) 538-8467 f. (250) 931-0947 e. w.

Glen  Ehrhardt,  President   Harvest  Timber  Specialty  Products   PO  Box  59     Lakebay,  WA    98349   p.  (253)  884-­‐6255       f.  (253)  884-­‐6256  

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