Custom Milled Timber
The custom milled timber technique uses machined lumber, red or white pine with a precise and quality cut. This historical method uses either the Notch and Pass technique or the Dovetail Corners technique.
The notch and pass technique
The notch and pass technique uses timber, red or white pine, with a superior cut. A modernized approach to a centuries-old technique, it offers the toughest wooden structures ever built.
It consists of a series of notches, cut from the end of one timber, that are interlocked with a series of passes cut into the side of another timber. See also the Dovetail corners technique.
The dovetail corners technique
A dovetail joint or simply dovetail is a joint technique most commonly used in woodworking joinery and is noted for its resistance to being pulled apart. A series of tails cut to extend from the end of one timber interlock with a series of tails cut into the end of another timber. The tails have a trapezoidal shape. Once attached, a wooden dovetail joint requires no mechanical fasteners.
With the inevitable settlement of any solid wood construction, the dovetail actually works by locking the corners. In other words, the more the construction moves and ages, the more solid the corners become. See also the Notch and pass technique.
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