Timberframe Pegs

Timberframe Pegs

Timberframe peg wood is selected with as linear and clear a grain as possible.  This reduces the likelihood of breakage.

A Timberframe pegs can also be called a treenail, trenail, trennel, or trunnel. It is a wooden peg, pin, or dowel used to fasten pieces of wood together, especially in timber frames, covered bridges, wooden shipbuilding and boat building

  • Straight pegs and double chamfered are turned approximately 10 thousandths  oversize, (that’s a bit less than 1/64″”).
  • Double chamfered pegs have a decorative 45 degree chamfer on either end.
  • Tapered pegs are 1/64″” over the measurement, tapered to 1/64″” under.
  • Drawbore pegs are like tapered pegs, but the first 3″” is sharply tapered to 5/8″” diameter.

These pegs are made of air-dried hardwoods…most commonly  Red Oak…some builders prefer White Oak…particularly for exterior uses as they have a bit more rot resistance, and may switch to Red Oak for interior use as it’s a bit more pliable. We sell more Red Oak than the other options.


  • Wooden pegs should be stored in a cool dry place as they can shrink or swell depending upon the humidity in your area.
  • Drill bits can vary in size. Therefore, some builders have an assortment of bits. They drill test holes before using the pegs so they can match the bit to the pegs on hand.
  • For those of you using the 1″” Wood Owl…you’ll find it’s actually 25mm and slightly undersized for these pegs. We can custom order 25mm pegs…it can sometimes take several weeks and they’re non-returnable.
  • 3/4″ pegs are close to 19mm, thus you can use a 3/4″ peg with the 19mm Wood Owl.
  • If you’re working with hard woods, such as White Oak or occasionally Douglas Fir, some builders prefer to use a tapered peg.
  • Pegs are coated with wax (e.g. put into a large tumbler with several blocks of wax and slow tumbled until they’re totally coated with a light coating of wax. It will look slightly shiny). They can still expand/contract a bit with the humidity over time…thus the suggestion to have a few different brands of drill bits in your arsenal.
    Contact Us if you need a special size, specie, profile…remember, even standard sized pegs (those that we show on this site), can take several weeks if currently out of stock…plan accordingly.


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  • Timber Frame pegs – 8″

    Timberframe pegs

    8" Hardwood pegs are available air-dried in your choice of Red Oak or White Oak hdw0065-pegs-8
    $0.90$1.22 Details/Purchase
  • Timber Framing pegs -10″

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    Timber Framing pegs - 10" Timber framing pegs are available in air-dried hardwood, your choice of Red Oak or White Oak in a variety of profiles hdw0065-pegs-10
    $1.10$1.48 Details/Purchase
  • Timber Frame pegs – 12″

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    Timber Frame pegs - 12"

    12" Hardwood Timber Frame pegs are available in your choice of Red Oak or White Oak in a variety of profiles hdw0065-pegs-12
    $1.30$2.20 Details/Purchase
  • Longer than 12″ Timber Frame pegs

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    Long Timber Frame pegs

    Timber Frame Pegs:
    • Are available in 14', 16", and 18" lengths.
    • Red Oak...Straight (bevel in starter end)
    • Lightly Waxed
    $1.43$1.85 Details/Purchase

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