New Hardwood Barn Timbers

HARDWOOD BARN TIMBERS

 

Originating from barns around the Eastern United States, we inventory over 150,000 board feet of antique barn timbers dating as far back as the 1700’s. Prior to the industrial revolution, these beams were hand hewn and fit together with mortise and  tenon connections that have stood up to the test of time. Eventually, these barns need to come down – yielding the finest virgin old-growth hardwood timber that can be found in America.

Reclaimed hardwood beams are available in a range of sizes typically from 6×6 up to 12×12 in lengths up to 40’. Mostly available with the original hand hewn texture while circular sawn and live edge beams are also available. The original color is a mix of browns and grays and can be washed to a more consistent tan color. We typically detail sand all exposed sides and cut one side flat for installation against a wall or ceiling. Original mortises or notches can be filled upon request.

HAND HEWN BARN BEAMS

Antique hand hewn barn timbers are our most popular beam product and are used extensively in jobs both contemporary and rustic. The beauty of the original hewn texture and patina simply cannot be duplicated. 

The material is a mix of hardwoods which the builder would have harvested from the original forest on or 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. Being squared up by hand, each side of each beam and each individual beam is unique in texture. The reclaimed barn timbers will have an existing gray or brown patina which can be lightly sanded to reveal a rich brown patina while also keeping the original texture. These beams are supplied “As Is” for the customer clean up before install or sanded and top cut by us. The mortise pockets can be filled for an additional charge if requested. Sizes range from approximately 5×5 to 12×12 with occasional larger sizes available. We typically stock over 100,000 board feet of this product in lengths up to 50′.

LIVE EDGE BARN BEAMS

Hand Hewn Live Edge Barn Beams are salvaged from barns on the East coast dating back to the 1700’s. The material is a mix of hardwoods which the builder would have harvested from the original forest on or adjacent to the building site. Originally used as sleepers or wall logs in the barns, these beams were flattened to a certain thickness by hand while the remaining two sides were left with the original live edges untouched. One live edge is usually cut off to be more consistent in width and installed up to the ceiling or wall. Being squared up by hand, each side of each beam and each individual beam is unique in texture. The beams will have an existing gray or brown patina which can be lightly sanded to reveal a rich brown patina while keeping the original texture. These beams are supplied “As Is” for the customer clean up before install or sanded and top cut by us. We typically stock over 20,000 board feet of this product in lengths up to 40′.

SAWN BARN BEAMS

Sawn Barn beams were originally created by being milled using a circular saw mill. These beams will be a mix of hardwoods and contain the original mortise and tenon holes and pegs. These beams usually have a gray or brown surface which can be lightly sanded to result in a mellow brown patina while retaining the circular saw marks. The reclaimed barn beams will have an existing gray or brown patina which can be lightly sanded to reveal a rich brown patina while keeping the original texture. These beams are supplied “As Is” for the customer clean up before install or sanded and top cut by us. Mortise pockets can be filled for an extra charge if requested. We typically inventory around 20,000 board feet of this material.

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