House by Aquastain in Abbotsford

Daizen partnered with home designer Kevin Simoes to develop a framing solution for this stunning timber frame home in Abbotsford, BC, which utilized special steel tension rods within the grain-matched, curved truss. Additional solutions were conceived for a “floating” wood and steel staircase that is a focal point of the interior design. Daizen integrated a 30×30 30′ centre stair post made from timber that runs the height of the home. It has been kiln dried, sliced into three separate pieces and glued back together to provide appropriate support and eliminate opportunities for the stairs to shrink or twist over time.


  • Custom texture and colour (Comb finish)
  • 30×30 – 30’centre stair post
  • Suspended staircase
  • Combined natural shaped logs at the front of a covered porch
  • Grain matched structural curved beam for truss
  • Custom tension rod




Streamline Design


24,000 board feet


Coastal Douglas Fir #1 grade, vacuum kiln dried