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Crafted by Time and Tradition: The Irresistible Allure of Hand Hewn Beams

Handcrafted from rough, unfinished timber, Hand Hewn Beams offer a glimpse into our shared heritage. Hand-hewn beams’ popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, and it’s easy to see why, considering the many advantages of reclaimed wood.

More business owners are looking to the beauty of hand hewn beams, which can’t be replicated like mass-produced beams. They have an unmistakable rustic charm, making them an attractive choice for homeowners and business owners alike. Hand-hewn beams add a unique and timeless quality to any structure, whether it’s a home or a commercial building. Not only do they look great, they can also be durable, ensuring that your investment will last for years to come.


Advantages of Hand Hewn Beams

Customers prefer this product because of its distinct appearance. The rustic and historic look of these beams cannot be replicated using modern construction methods. Hand-hewn beams provide contrast to modern materials, creating looks that are unique and memorable.

Hand-hewn beams also hold historical significance. They date back hundreds of years and are an excellent way to bring home the feeling of America’s past.

This wood is environmentally friendly because it is made from reclaimed wood that might have otherwise been lost to history. This reduces waste and has a lower environmental impact than cutting down trees to make new lumber.

How are they Made?

Hand-hewing is a time-consuming and precise process that American pioneers used to create beams from trees. An axe, adze, chisel, and saw are among the tools required for hand-hewing. The procedure entails removing the bark and crafting the timbers. Hewing timbers by hand was a long process that, depending on the size of the beam could take days to complete.

All of our beams are offered as both “box” and “solid.” Box beams can be made in any size and are significantly lighter and easier to install. Solid beams offer more structural support and are preferred by some. Our construction technique makes our box beams indistinguishable from their solid beam counterparts.

Types of Wood

Traditional wood species used for beams include Oak and Mixed Hardwoods. Oak is our most popular choice because of its enduring look, strength, and durability.

Our Mixed Hardwood beams speak to our pioneering spirit with craftsmen using whatever wood they had available. The result is a warm and inviting product that is unique and full of character.

Visit our Hand-Hewn Beams Page to see all of the different beams that we offer. We offer Box and Solid Beams with other surfaces and treatments on our Reclaimed Beams Page.

How Hand-Hewn Beams are Used in Construction

These beams are versatile and can be used in a variety of projects. In residential construction, hand-hewn beams are often used as decorative accents in living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms.

In commercial construction, hand-hewn beams are often used in restaurants, hotels, and retail spaces. The rustic and historic look of these beams adds contrast to modern materials bringing warmth and transforming spaces.

Hand-hewn beams are also used in historical renovations to maintain the authenticity of older buildings.

Our Friendly and Expert Staff are Here to Help

Hand-hewn beams are distinct and are now the most sought-after building material that provides several advantages. Vintage reclaimed wood is beautiful, durable, and sustainable. They provide a distinct aesthetic that cannot be replicated using modern building methods.

A versatile choice, they can bring warmth and a sense of history to any construction project. If you’re considering hand-hewn beams in your next project, our team of experts is ready to assist you. Please contact us here, or call (310)-306-6900.