About Bahnmann Timber™

Our Company

We have a diverse assortment of raw wood products that will add uniqueness and beauty to your project. We provide quality, all local sustainably-sourced wood to woodworkers of all kinds. Bahnmann Timber is located on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada.

Our Stock

We have live edge slabs for table tops, mantles, kitchen islands, as well as smaller live edge and dimensional lumber. Bahnmann Timber has a wide variety of stock and wood species to choose from each with their distinctive grain and color. Contact us if you have you have a special request or would like to know more about our stock.

Our Milling and
Drying Process

When milling hardwoods and uniquely-shaped and figured softwoods we keep an eye out for features that will appeal to wood workers and those who will be enjoying the pieces made from it. We take care to bring out the wood's best character and utility, and also reduce waste. Care is taken to reduce moisture content over time, by either air drying , kiln drying or a combination of the two.

Our Philosophy

Bahnmann Timber sources logs at market value from trees which have been blown down by wind, taken down in urban settings, or left unused in local woodlots.

Owner Irvin Banman has worked in the north, has 8 years trucking experience including ice roads and 14 years experience in ecological restoration. Since 2001 he has worked on Vancouver Island projects in habitats such as Coastal Douglas Fir forests, Southern Gulf Islands, Garry Oak ecosystems, and estuaries for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Preserving nature and making the most of local wood resources are the drivers behind his approach. Irvin and his wife Dorothea are the parents of five grown children with 3 grandchildren — so far.

Bahnmann Timber is a supporter of the Ancient Forest Alliance: Working for protection of endangered old-growth forests and sustainable forestry jobs. This means you take part in benefiting our forests by selecting wood for your project from Bahnmann Timber. 

Contact us today to get the environmentally-friendly wood you need for your project.