Nothing transforms a room like the look of authentic beams, be they solid beams or hollow box beams. Great for use as a mantle for a fireplace, for timber spans for a great room, or supports for a ceiling, genuine antique solid beams impart a presence that’s unmistakably warm. We have become the country's go-to-source for reclaimed barn wood beams; having 30,000sf of solid beams running the full gambit of dimensions and lengths and truckloads arriving weekly for our client's projects.
Along with our authentic solid beams, we craft box beams from antique barn siding, a barn's structural beams and other vintage timber. These replicate the look of solid beams but with improved refinement and practicality: they’re uniform in size throughout the length of the beam, they’re available in any length and width combination, they’re lighter and easier to install than solid beams, and they lack mortise holes for a more refined look.
Solid beams come in two general categories of texture: hand hewn or rough sawn (or 'circle sawn'):
Hand Hewn Beams were dimensioned generations ago by hand into square/rectangle shape with broad axes, adze and other hand tools which leave the tradition axe marks. This is a more 'rustic' look to a beam. The other style is rough sawn which has the 'circle saw marks'. These beams were dimensioned with saws so the faces lack the hand tool marks of the hand hewn beams and are less rustic looking but are equally beautiful. Want to know more about hand hewn beams? Read a bit of history in their making here.
Rough Sawn (circle sawn) beams are more dimensionally consistent and have a more flush surface than the hand hewn beams as they were dimensions with a saw. These are often used where a more defined angularity is desired. Box beams often replicate these beams because of their more defined square edges.
In addition to supplying beams in their reclaimed state, we include custom finishing services. These may include: cutting to length, planing on one face for flush installation where the beam is used as a mantel, patching of mortise pockets, pressure washing, and nylon brushing. Our extensive inventory combined with our specialization have made us one of the nation’s most reliable sources of reclaimed wood beams.