The glamorous side of timber framing: removing metal from reclaimed beams. There are two ways to find the nails, tacks, screws (as well as the occasional bullet) hiding in reclaimed beams: the slow way (pictured), or the dangerous way (through contact with a saw blade or chisel).
Post & Beam Blog
Blog posts and general information about quality custom timber framing, new trends, what woods to use, and best practices.
Here, in one place, is exactly how to select a timber specie from the most common woods used in timber frames: http://www.carolinatimberworks.com/best-wood-for-timber-framing/