Reclaimed Wood Beams - Antique Barn Beams - Reclaimed Timber

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RECLAIMED DOUGLAS FIR TIMBERS  
 
AS IS DOUGLAS FIR
AS IS DOUGLAS FIR
AS IS DOUGLAS FIR - As the name implies, “As Is” material is delivered to you in the condition it was received by us with visible metal removed and end damage trimmed. This product can have a variety of appearances ranging from a painted or white washed surface to rough circular sawn with the original golden brown patina characteristic of aged Douglas fir. The surface will probably have some degree of character marks which result from the nails and bolts we remove and checking resulting from air drying. Once sandblasted these work great in the traditional Spanish hacienda.

AS IS DOUGLAS FIR
AS IS DOUGLAS FIR
 
 
AS IS/SANDED DOUGLAS FIR
AS IS/SANDED DOUGLAS FIR
AS IS/SANDED DOUGLAS FIR - This product is produced from the As Is material described above. We start with boards having a golden brown patina complete with the original saw lines and character marks. The material is passed through a special sander which floats over the surface lightly sanding the surface while leaving the patina. This produces a more refined product generally free from the fuzz and splinters characteristic of the as is material with an annealed surface.

AS IS/SANDED DOUGLAS FIR
AS IS/SANDED DOUGLAS FIR
 
 
SAWN DOUGLAS FIR
SAWN DOUGLAS FIR
SAWN DOUGLAS FIR - A fresh sawn appearance is created by putting the timber on our horizontal band saw and removing the original face on all four sides. We can take an extremely bowed or twisted timber and create a perfectly straight piece although somewhat smaller than the original. The appearance of the final product will be similar to that of re-sawn green timber although it will usually retain some degree of character marks and checking in the surface. Material slated to be hand hewn or sanded can be saw sized straight first to facilitate installation. Bolt holes can be plugged prior to sawing to minimize the character marks. The sawn appearance works well with contemporary architecture.

SAWN DOUGLAS FIR
SAWN DOUGLAS FIR
 

 
GROUND/SANDED DOUGLAS FIR
GROUND/SANDED DOUGLAS FIR
GROUND/SANDED DOUGLAS FIR - An undulating, weathered appearance can be created using a special sander with a variety of sanding discs. We grind and sand the surface removing most of the original patina/paint and round the edges unevenly. This can then be sandblasted after installation to enhance the character. The sanding can be done on the timber as is, or the timber can be saw sized four sides prior to the sanding to straighten and provide uniform sizing.

GROUND/SANDED DOUGLAS FIR
GROUND/SANDED DOUGLAS FIR
 
 
HAND HEWN DOUGLAS FIR
HAND HEWN DOUGLAS FIR
HAND HEWN DOUGLAS FIR - Using broad axes, adz axes, draw knives, and sanders we can create an authentic hand hewn appearance as if it was recovered right off the farm. The material may retain its original character with twisting and checking, or can be sawn first to create a perfectly straight piece prior to adzing. Applying our proprietary finish really enhances the antique character of this product. This product can be structurally graded while the hand hewn barn beams recovered off the farm cannot.

HAND HEWN DOUGLAS FIR
HAND HEWN DOUGLAS FIR
 
 
SURFACE SANDED DOUGLAS FIR
SURFACE SANDED DOUGLAS FIR
SURFACE SANDED DOUGLAS FIR - A surfaced appearance similar to that on new lumber can be provided. Planer surfacing dry reclaimed timber tends to blow out loose knots when passing through the planer. This may require some doctoring on your part prior to the installation, filling the resulting holes. Alternatively, most beams can be surfaced sanded to achieve the same effect without damaging the knots. This is the technique we prefer to employ if knots are present.

SURFACE SANDED DOUGLAS FIR
SURFACE SANDED DOUGLAS FIR
 

 
DOUGLAS FIR BOX BEAMS
DOUGLAS FIR BOX BEAMS
DOUGLAS FIR BOX BEAMS - Box beams are commonly used to replace real timbers in locations where using real beams is not practical. They are used to wrap and conceal structural elements such as a glu-lam or steel beam. They are also used where the weight limitations restrict using real beams or where the beams are being retrofitted in an existing condition. The box beam is created by using three matching pieces of 2x material and mitering them together at the corners with 45 degree joints. They can also be created by in essence, hollowing out the center portion of an existing beam, leaving the outer surface. The surface can then be re-manufactured to match the appearance of the material in the order.

DOUGLAS FIR BOX BEAMS
DOUGLAS FIR BOX BEAMS
 
 
DOUGLAS FIR MANTELS
DOUGLAS FIR MANTELS
DOUGLAS FIR MANTELS - We can create Douglas fir mantels in almost any size and configuration you can dream up. They are available in all of the appearances described above, hand hewn being by far the most popular. Additionally, we can create the supporting corbels in any pattern desired.

DOUGLAS FIR MANTELS
DOUGLAS FIR MANTELS
 
 
KILN DRIED DOUGLAS FIR
KILN DRIED DOUGLAS FIR
KILN DRIED DOUGLAS FIR - As an alternative to our reclaimed timbers, we offer FSC certified kiln dried Douglas fir beams and lumber which we use to supplement our inventory in the rare instance a particular size needed to complete an order is out of stock. You can expect the same performance with regard to stability from this product as you would get from our recycled timbers and lumber. It is available in all the appearances described above.

KILN DRIED DOUGLAS FIR
KILN DRIED DOUGLAS FIR
 

 
RECLAIMED BARN WOOD BEAMS  
 
HAND HEWN BARN BEAMS
HAND HEWN BARN BEAMS
HAND HEWN BARN BEAMS - We inventory a huge selection of authentic hand hewn barn beams which are salvaged from antique structures such as barns and cabins dating back to the 1800’s. The material is a mix of hardwoods, (primarily white oak), which the original builder would have harvested from the original forest adjacent to the building site. The beams are usually square, hand hewn on four sides and contain the original mortise and tenon holes and pegs. The beams will have an existing gray patina which can be lightly sanded to reveal a rich brown patina just below the surface.

HAND HEWN BARN BEAMS
HAND HEWN BARN BEAMS
 
 
SAWN BARN BEAMS
SAWN BARN BEAMS
SAWN BARN BEAMS - Barn beams were also created using a circular saw mill. Although the vintage might not date to the 1800’s, like the hand hewn beams above, these beams usually have a gray surface which can be lightly sanded to result in a mellow brown patina. The surface will retain the circular saw marks.

SAWN BARN BEAMS
SAWN BARN BEAMS
 
 
LIVE EDGE BARN BEAMS
LIVE EDGE BARN BEAMS
LIVE EDGE BARN BEAMS - Live edge barn beams were created by hand hewing two opposing sides of the tree, leaving the round exterior on the two edges, usually with the bark. These were typically used as floor joist in the barns and cabins. Once the bark has been removed, the cambium layer is exposed and contrasts beautifully with the hand hewn sides. These are typically split in half and installed on the ceiling with the round edge down, appearing as if there is a much larger beam hidden above the plaster. These are perfect accent beams for Tuscan style architecture.

LIVE EDGE BARN BEAMS
LIVE EDGE BARN BEAMS
 

 
HAND HEWN BARN BOX BEAMS
HAND HEWN BARN BOX BEAMS
HAND HEWN BARN BOX BEAMS - Box beams are commonly used to replace real timbers in locations where using real beams is not practical. They are used to wrap and conceal structural elements such as a glu-lam or steel beam. They are also used where the weight limitations restrict using real beams or where the beams are being retrofitted in an existing condition. The box beam is created by using three matching pieces of 2x material and mitering them together at the corners with 45 degree joints. They can also be created by in essence, hollowing out the center portion of an existing beam, leaving the outer surface.

HAND HEWN BARN BOX BEAMS
HAND HEWN BARN BOX BEAMS
 

 
RECLAIMED REDWOOD TIMBERS  
 
AS IS REDWOOD
AS IS REDWOOD
AS IS REDWOOD - As the name implies, “As Is” material is delivered to you in the condition it was received by us with visible metal removed and end damage trimmed. This product can have a variety of appearances ranging from a painted or white washed surface to rough circular sawn with the original burgundy patina characteristic of aged Redwood. The surface will probably have some degree of character marks which result from the nails and bolts we remove and checking resulting from air drying.

AS IS REDWOOD
AS IS REDWOOD
 
 
SAWN REDWOOD
SAWN REDWOOD
SAWN REDWOOD - A fresh sawn appearance is created by putting the timber on our horizontal band saw and removing the original face on all four sides. We can take an extremely bowed or twisted timber and create a perfectly straight piece although somewhat smaller than the original. The appearance of the final product will be similar to that of re-sawn green timber although it will usually retain some degree of character marks and checking in the surface. Material slated to be sanded can be saw sized straight first to facilitate installation. Bolt holes can be plugged prior to sawing to minimize the character marks. The sawn appearance works well with contemporary architecture.

SAWN REDWOOD
SAWN REDWOOD
 
 
SANDED REDWOOD
SANDED REDWOOD
SANDED REDWOOD - An undulating, weathered appearance can be created using a special sander with a variety of sanding discs. We grind and sand the surface removing most of the original patina/paint and round the edges unevenly. This can then be sandblasted after installation to enhance the character. The sanding can be done on the timber as is, or the timber can be saw sized four sides prior to the sanding to straighten and provide uniform sizing.

SANDED REDWOOD
SANDED REDWOOD
 

 
HAND HEWN REDWOOD
HAND HEWN REDWOOD
HAND HEWN REDWOOD - Using broad axes, adz axes, draw knives, and sanders we can create an authentic hand hewn appearance as if it was recovered right off the farm. The material may retain its original character with twisting and checking, or can be sawn first to create a perfectly straight piece prior to adzing. Hand hewn Redwood has its own unique, wonderful appearance.

HAND HEWN REDWOOD
HAND HEWN REDWOOD
 
 
SURFACED REDWOOD
SURFACED REDWOOD
SURFACED REDWOOD - A surfaced appearance similar to that on new lumber can be provided. Surfacing dry reclaimed timber tends to blow out loose knots when passing through the planer. This may require some doctoring on your part prior to the installation, filling the resulting holes. Alternatively, most beams can be sanded to achieve the same effect without damaging the knots.

SURFACED REDWOOD
SURFACED REDWOOD
 
 
REDWOOD BOX BEAMS
REDWOOD BOX BEAMS
REDWOOD BOX BEAMS - Box beams are commonly used to replace real timbers in locations where using real beams is not practical. They are used to wrap and conceal structural elements such as a glu-lam or steel beam. They are also used where the weight limitations restrict using real beams or where the beams are being retrofitted in an existing condition. The box beam is created by using three matching pieces of 2x material and mitering them together at the corners with 45 degree joints. They can also be created by in essence, hollowing out the center portion of an existing beam, leaving the outer surface. The surface can then be re-manufactured to match the appearance of the material in the order.rks.

REDWOOD BOX BEAMS
REDWOOD BOX BEAMS
 

 
STANDING DEAD VIGAS  
 
STANDING DEAD VIGAS
STANDING DEAD VIGAS
STANDING DEAD VIGAS - Standing dead vigas result from selective thinning of standing dead trees from various forests under guidelines established by the US Forest Service. They are most commonly available in Douglas fir, Cedar, and Spruce. They are used as an alternative to standard dimensional timber in creating a rustic appearance, especially in architecture featuring a Southwest theme. The surface appearances available include both as is and hand scraped.

STANDING DEAD VIGAS
STANDING DEAD VIGAS
 

 

 

 
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