Original Hand Hewn Barn Beams were made generations ago by farmers using just an adze and broad ax. These amazing beams are over 150 years old and pre-date saws. Farmers would shape felled trees by hand to make sturdy beams into timber frames that would become barns that lasted for centuries. Black’s Farmwood reclaims these spectacular timbers to be used again to accent ceilings, use as posts, mantle beams, and trusses.
Most of the antique hand hewn beams that we provide are square but have variation in face dimensions +/- 1”. Offered as unfinished or prefinished. Briwax prefinish colors include Tudor Brown, Ebony, and Limewax. Beams are kiln dried and pressure washed.
Common sizes are:
12"×12" (check availability)
Lengths range from 6’-30’ and longer (check availability). Antique hand hewn barn beams contain a wide range of variance in the amount of notches, mortise holes, peg holes, nail holes, color variation, etc. Not structurally graded.