Amazon Timberframes, established in 2003, produces precision hand crafted timberframes at its company owned facility in Santarem Brazil. In compliance with all governmental requirements, both in Brazil and in the US, Amazon Timberframes strives to have as little impact on the forests that provide the resources for our exquisite structures. When possible ATF and its Brazilian counterpart, Zero Impact Brazil, harvests logs following its exclusive 3D Guidelines. DYING, DEAD, & DOWN
Utilizing the strongest, most stable and durable woods in the world, Amazon Timber Frames structures are suitable in hurricane, earthquake and heavy snow load regions of the world. This suitability extends to areas of the tropics such as the Caribbean region where one of our structures recently survived Category 5 hurricane Irma, one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded.
From our facility in Santarem Brazil, located on the Amazon River, we can ship the worlds finest hand crafted timber frames anywhere on the planet.
In addition to timber frames we produce the following:
* Custom precision-milled timber packages
* Choice of many stong, durable and beautiful species in a multitude of colors and grain.
* Large slabs to 60″ x 25′ in a multitude of exotic species
* Unique flooring, siding and paneling in 3D reclaimed hardwoods
* Doors and custom millwork
* Lumber and trim packages
* Durable decking in several species
* Custom sawn to specification logs of many exotic species
The most durable, beautiful and highest quality materials in the entire world.
Although timber frames have been around for thousands of years, their popularity declined in the U.S. at the beginning of the 20th century, partly due to a demand for quickly-built, low-cost housing. As a national trend toward quality over quantity slowly began to take hold in the 1970s, this type of construction experienced a revival and has been steadily gaining new fans ever since.
As the only company in the world producing exotic wood timber frames, ATF has set a high standard for itself, providing start-to-finish logistics for every project, whether commercial or residential. If needed, the company can provide design services or a design referral. It is also possible to convert a conventional home plan to a timber frame. After the customer has chosen which wood or woods will be used, the next step is preparation of the timbers in Brazil. ATF’s entire skilled workforce in Brazil consists of former boatbuilders, who are experts in handcrafting timbers. Using adzes, chisels, wooden mallets and planes, they produce results unmatched by any machine.
Boatbuilders make the best timber framers. Boatbuilding requires highly evolved precision joinery not often seen in timber framing. Our people are simply the best craftsmen on earth. They are truly artists. Brazil has a proud history of boat builders that dates all the way back to 1690, when the Portuguese settled the country. With the resources available and these talented native craftsmen, even difficult effects, such as curves, can be achieved. We’re also proud that we are helping to preserve this traditional trade.