Our real service to our customers is Time – the time we can save you by precisely machining all of your time-intensive cuts and joinery, eliminating days of on-site construction and the hassle of miscuts and wasted materials. Our skilled craftsmen and draftsmen give attention to every detail, working out exactly the best joinery to make your project strong, secure and beautiful.
Most of our clients send us the timbers and materials, and we take it from there, producing the cuts and joinery for their projects. Others, however, use our specialized timber purchasing service and have us order the timbers and deliver the precision precut packages directly to their job sites. The choice is ultimately yours.
Our specialized 3D design software outputs all instructions to our Hundegger Robot Drive machine for flawless cuts and joints – every time.
All wood components are cut using our state-of-the-art Hundegger Robot Drive CNC machine (with a tolerance of 1/16”) and are numbered for quick assembly.
Take advantage of our extensive supplier network with competitive pricing. We can source white and yellow pine, oak, cypress, Douglas fir, cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam.
Sauter Timber offers a wide range of precision timber cutting services for:
Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)
Cross Laminated Timber (or CLT) is the next wave of commercial construction in the U.S. and represents the perfect solution for all types of smaller commercial and industrial projects. Not only is it quick and easy with its ready to assemble preparation, but it’s also good for the environment with its reduced carbon footprint and energy savings.
- Earthquake resistant
- Lighter than concrete
- Thinner than concrete
- Cost competitive with both concrete and steel
- Reduced construction time
While Sauter Timber is cutting and packaging your timber frame, why not have us precut your SIP panels too? We are more than happy to cut the panels from your supplier, have it shipped to us or source it for you. Whether you have a SIP project that features little or no exposed timber, Sauter Timber offers a CNC service for you. Enjoy the experience and simplicity of working and communicating with one provider.
Log Home Components
What’s a log home without an open beam rafter and joist system? How much time does it take you or your builder to cut those materials on site? And, what happens if you make even one slight mistake? There’s the time and cost of replacing those specialty materials, not to mention the hassle and delay that comes from waiting on one new beam. Our Precision Precut Rafter and Beam Packages come ready to assemble with no specialized skills, and are labeled and bundled together quickly and easily without measuring or cutting. A typical Precision Precut Roof Package can be assembled and installed in as little as a day or two – instead of a week.
- Simple, precise, decorative elements
- Dovetail connections
- Mortise and tenon
- Grooves for snowblocking and trimboards
- Precut roofs that already include the pitch for the valley rafter
- The “perfect” floor
- Dovetails for beams
- No drop-down girders or metal hangers
- Strong connection
- Precut with dovetails or mortise and tenon
- More headroom
- No trim work between joists
- Round material with mortise and tenon or swedish cope
- Precut and ready for assembly
Timber Frame Components
We can cut your Timber Frames – residential or commercial; local, national or overseas; imperial or metric. It doesn’t have to be an entire house or building; we can do the small jobs too, like spiral stairs, gazebos, gable accents, and even mantles. Sometimes one stunning feature—an entrance truss or intricate timber stairway—is all you need to accent a house or building.
- Decorative and structural timber frame work
- Decorative heads
- Precut trusses
- Ready to assemble
- Frames with mortise and teneon, wooden dowels
- All mortise and tenon with woodpegs and screws
- Precut and ready for assembling
Hybrid Home Components
Want to incorporate heavy timber architecture in a conventionally framed home? We’ll help you design, engineer, and source the materials you need to achieve exactly the look and feel you want. Our Precision Precut Package will be delivered to your site for quick and easy assembly by any crew without the need for specialized skills.
If you’d like to have an experienced hand to support with your assembly, we have Master Carpenters with years of timber frame experience to give you the assistance and oversight you need.
- Dovetails on pre-cut rafters
- Ready to raise the roof easy and quick
- Stick frame walls are precut and labeled
- Each wall is bundled and ready for the nail gun
- Bottom and top plates are notched