Hand Hewn Beams & Timbers
We hold a large inventory of hand-hewn beams in all different shapes and sizes. Sizes range from 5×5’s through 14×14’s in a variety of species including White Oak, Ash, Elm, Hickory, and Maple. We are equipped to handle antique beam packages ranging from just a single, to a few hundred individual hand hewn beams. We can custom cut, prep, and clean to fit most applications and have them ready to be installed in your home or business. Appearances available range from rustic heavy adz marks, to very refined hewn beams that were hand planed back in the day. Because of the craftsmanship that went into their creation, the preservation of these hand hewn beams is a matter of pride at Antique Beams & Boards.
Our timbers all range in different sizes, lengths, and styles from resawn beams, 2-sided sleeper beams, hand hewn hollow outs, and our popular hand hewn beams, we have it all! We continuously work to salvage the most unique lumber we can find, surpassing industry quality standards, and strive to carry a unique assortment of lumber in our inventory. If you’re unsure about the style of beam you’re looking for, or do not see what you’re looking for, contact us today about your project! We would love to hear from you and work with you on your reclaimed wood needs.
If you have any questions regarding our timber inventory, or if you do not see the style you are looking for and are looking for more of a custom look, please contact us directly at your convenience.
Only the best
We carefully dismantle each antique structure in order to preserve the beauty and integrity of each hewn beam we salvage. We personally salvage our own hand hewn beams in order to maintain the highest quality inventory. Interested in learning more? Watch us salvage a large barn in our unique time-lapse video!
The perfect beam for you.
Due to our large inventory, and the different appearance in many of our hand hewn beams, we will personally work with you to help you choose what fits best for your project. Whether you are looking for small beams, large beams, or are trying to achieve a certain look, we can help. If you are an architect, designer, contractor, or a home owner, we encourage you to include us in the design phase of your project. We may be able to help you decide which price points fit your budget and put you on the right path.
We’re sure, by your visit to our website, that you know what you want to do with our reclaimed wood materials. However, do you need new inspiration and new ideas to add the extra “kick” to your project? Visit our “Houzz Profile” and give yourself access to thousands of photos and ideas that will certainly spark some creativity in your next big project! As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your current project. We would love to talk with you!
From removing the barn beams, to making them house ready, there is a lot of work involved! We handle most all of our hand hewn beams and sawn beams the same way when it comes to cleaning and preparing them. We take you through the steps involved in providing top quality hand hewn barn beams for your new home or office improvement. Keep in mind the steps involved may vary depending on the specification and customization of your project.
Step 1 – Power Wash
Step 2 – De-metal
Step 3 – Custom Cut
Step 4 – Brush Sand
Step 5 – Insect Treat
The History of Hewing
Hewing a fresh cut tree was one of the most labor intensive and artistic aspects of construction back in the 1800’s and before. Not only was the tree felled by hand, but the log was then squared up by hand as well. As an ancient method of conversion, different methods of each step in hewing have developed in history. If you are interested in learning more about the rich history of hewing and the intensive work it took to create a hand hewn beam, please view our History of Hewing page.