Kettle River Timberworks Ltd.

Timber Framer

Kettle River Timberworks was founded in 2004 by David Petrina, a mechanical engineer with a diverse background in construction, sawmilling and manufacturing in the technology sector. With offices in Burnaby, B.C. and manufacturing in Squamish B.C., Kettle River Timberworks specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of stunning architectural Timberwork, Post & Beam, and Timber frames throughout B.C. and the Pacific Northwest.

Our expert use of computer aided design (CAD) software and our crew of skilled craftsman has established us as one of the top timberworks companies in Western Canada. We have built a reputation for completing challenging, stunning projects on time and on budget.


Our mission Statement

To create stunning Timber Frame and heavy Timber structures for our clients while providing superior value through meticulous planning, prefabrication, hard work, and attention to detail. Our dealings with our clients, vendors and team members will be characterized by trust, professionalism, transparency and fairness.

Through our work, we challenge ourselves, express our creativity and showcase our craftsmanship.

We take great pride in what we build!


Client Consultation & 3D Design  - In close consultation with the client, 3D computer technology is used to develop and visualize your project.  

Detail Design & Engineering - Architectural drawings are generated. Joinery and connections are detailed. Engineering analysis is completed.

Timber Selection - Sustainably harvested timber is procured for your project. Focus is on quality, strength and appearance.

Timber Preparation and Joinery Cutting - Timber is dried in a state of the art radio frequency kiln. Joinery is precision cut, in our shop, through a combination of computer controlled machinery and skilled craftsmen.

Site Assembly - Your structure is assembled on site by our qualified crew. Kettle River Timberworks is fully insured and WCB covered.  In addition to city installs, we’ve become experts in the logistics required to transport materials to extremely remote sites, executed ingenious ways to lift heavy timbers without a crane, and are excited by the challenges of living and building in remote locations.  

Finishing - Timbers are cleaned, sanded and stained, or oiled, to bring out the ambience and patina of the wood grain. Sharp edges are aesthetically chamfered or rounded.


8988 Fraserton Ct, 204
Burnaby, BC V5J 5H8



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