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Phoenix Timber Material Specifications


Laminated Kiln-Dried Western Red Cedar, Select Knot (SK) precision milled on four sides to create a tongue & groove connection. The wall timbers are precision end cut to exact length, labeled, wrapped and ready for on-site assembly.


Single Timber Wall System

Wall timbers are laminated 5x8 or 3x8. The 5x8 wall timbers are more commonly used in the United States as well as International construction. The 3x8 is more commonly used for tropical climates throughout the world. The 5x8 and 3x8 wall timbers are both appearance graded for exposure of the two faces.

D-Log Wall System

Wall Timbers are laminated 6x8. D-Log profile pattern towards the exterior, standard PHOENIX TIMBER profile towards the interior.

Energy Wall System

Using 3x8 wall timbers of laminated cedar graded for one face exposure. The interior wall surface is covered with a rigid insulation.

Included are

  • Framing is kiln-dried 2x3 Furring at 24" centerlines applied on the interior timber wall face. (Can be further upgraded for thicker insulation to obtain higher R values).
  • Insulation is R-19.5 Rigid Foam. (Can be further upgraded to obtain higher R values).
Wall Columns

Wall Columns are incorporated into the exterior timber walls as building corners (at 90 degrees and various angles) and also spaced in-line for connection of the wall timbers. These glu-laminated columns are machine prepped architectural grade West Coast Douglas Fir. All columns include a precision dado for wall timber connections, are sanded on four sides, labeled, wrapped and ready for on site assembly.

Optional classic corners interlocking the corner wall timbers at 90 degrees are available to replace columns.

Two story & Homes with Lofts

Priced with Exterior Walls of the Single Timber Wall or the Energy Wall System at the first level. The upper levels and lofts are Post&Beam construction with matching 1x8 Cedar Horizontal Pattern siding profiled at the exterior surface, except for D-Log which utilizes 1x6 Resawn Vertical Cedar siding. On many of the plans you may upgrade the upper level walls to solid cedar timber walls for an additional charge.

Interior Walls and Interior Wall Finishes

All interior walls are 2x4 or 2x6 frame as required. Interior finish provided by your Builder.

Options and/or Upgrades Available
  • Typical interior wall finish is assumed as 1/2" gypsum drywall.
  • 1x6 SK tongue & groove cedar or whitewood.
  • Interior walls can be upgraded to solid cedar 3x8 or 5x8.
  • 1x6 SK ship lap cedar.
  • 1x8 SK tongue & groove cedar to match the wall timbers.
  • 1" or 1/2" Clear cedar or fir tongue & groove.
Tropical Climates

NOTE: TROPICAL CLIMATES all framing materials are Treated and studs are 2x4" unless change is requested or required.

Refer to the Common Components page for what is included in every Pan Abode package.

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