CUSTOM BOX BEAMS
Our skilled crew has perfected the art “disassembling” solid antique timbers and reassembling them into hollow timbers without discernible seams. Virtually indistinguishable from solid timbers, our custom fabricated box beams are a great choice for customers looking to wrap existing framing or want the look of solid timbers without the weight. Due to the labor and waste involved in manufacturing, box beams are typically more expensive than solid beams. They are typically the best option for applications that require the wrapping of exposed structural elements such as glu-lams, steel I-beams, and steel columns. They can also be used as an alternative to solid beams in applications precluding the use of the heavier solid beams.
We can fabricate them to match the appearance of any of our solid beams or planking options. Although we have made box beams in a continuous run over 40′ long and 24″ tall, there are situations where the material is not available in the requested height or lengths requested. We typically seam material together to give it the appearance of stacked timbers when the height is not feasible in a single piece and when the lengths are not available, we recommend steel brackets to wrap the seams in the length to give the appearance of a continuous beam.