The knots of Eastern White Pine are given center stage in this stunning beach house by Pennsylvania-based company Woodhouse Timber Frame. Different grades of this sustainable softwood have varying degrees of knots, ranging from the ultra-smooth and virtually knot-free to wood that’s bursting with rustic character.
Eastern White Pine is a popular choice for timber frame buildings because it’s strong for its weight, grows tall enough to produce unusually long timbers spanning as much as twenty feet across, easy to work with, affordable and good for the environment.
Every timber frame home Woodhouse designs is unique, tailored to the needs and desires of the client. Woodhouse was founded as a passive solar design company so eco-friendliness is an integral part of the building process. Clients can integrate passive solar design principals into their homes, and choose environmentally friendly insulation.
The company’s timber suppliers utilize managed forest resources for timber production according to sustainable forestry methods. Many builders of timber frame homes offer sustainable Eastern White Pine as an option.