The completed barns on our web site were all built with green timbers. In our area of northwestern Connecticut, eastern white pine and hemlock are readily available; mostly, we use white pine.
If you cut your timbers ahead of time, it is a good idea to stack your beams with stickers between so that they can air dry. Even a few weeks of drying will make a big difference in how much they weigh. Hemlock, by the way, is much heavier than pine!
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