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Life in historic North America lies buried in each unique patina decorated in character marks and axe strokes.The process of hewing timbers for timber frame construction has been used in Europe since the 12th century.Last updated: August 14, 2018 Distinguished Boards and Beams maintains an extensive inventory of high quality heritage hand hewn timbers that have been carefully reclaimed from historic structures throughout the United States and Canada.
Most of the original hand hewn beams we provide are square but have variation in face dimensions.If you would like to do the labor yourself, you can place an appointment to select the timber from the yard although the lengths are generally long in this material.Original Hand Hewn Beams were made generations ago by farmers using just an adze and broad axe.Common sizes are: Lengths range from 6’-30’ and longer (check availability).
Original hand hewn beams contain a wide range of variance in the amount of notches, mortise holes, peg holes, nail holes, color variation, etc.
Live edge barn beams were created by hand hewing two opposing sides of the tree, leaving the round exterior on the two edges.