Our customers love the warmth and aesthetics produced by antique rough sawn beams! “Rough-sawn” refers to the texture of the lumber teeth having marks created by the saw blade as the wood was first milled. These teeth marks are often prominent even after more than a century and is perhaps the most common texture found in reclaimed wood, which upon aging, creates a great patina surface that looks smooth from afar, yet has plenty of character.
Any project using reclaimed antique rough-sawn beams carries an unmistakable part of their story reflected into the space created.
HAND HEWN BEAMS AND RECLAIMED BARN LUMBER
When trying to create a perfect rustic décor, hand-hewn beams are a necessity! Hand hewing can be found in older barns and homes and was typically done when sawmills were either not available or not a practical choice. The adzes and broadaxes typically used to shape these structural elements created textures that are a bit uneven and show diagonal axe marks every six to twelve inches. Most hewn beams are relatively square regardless of their overall size because the process of hand hewing started with a round log.