Some articles on timbers:
... Historically, the timbers would have been hewn square using a felling axe and then surface-finished with a broadaxe ... If required, smaller timbers were ripsawn from the hewn baulks using pitsaws or frame saws ... Today it is more common for timbers to be bandsawn, and the timbers may sometimes be machine-planed on all four sides ...
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