Reclaimed Wood Beams
For centuries wood has been used as a construction material. Its strength and durability make it ideal for supporting the weight of structures, and its natural beauty adds warmth and character to any space. Today, reclaimed wood beams are becoming increasingly popular as a design element.
Reclaimed wood beams are simply beams that have been reclaimed from old buildings or other structures. These beams often have unique markings and patinas that give them a one-of-a-kind look.
Whether you're looking to add rustic charm to your home or create a unique focal point, reclaimed timber beams are an excellent option.
We have a wide selection of customized box beams and hand-hewn beams that will give your space a uniquely refined touch. Whatever you choose, these antique beams will be perfect for any type of projects, such as ceiling beams, fireplace mantels, and support beams.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about reclaimed wood beams!
Wood Beams FAQs
When it comes to tackling complex projects, having a reliable partner with in-depth knowledge and expertise can be the difference between success and failure. At Mfine Lumber, we are dedicated to providing our customers with all of the tools and resources they need to bring their vision to life. Whether you are looking for wood beams for an iconic architectural project or just want some high-quality lumber for your home renovation, we have everything you need.
Questions about Mfine Lumber and ordering and shipping can be found in the FAQ section.
What is kiln drying, and why is it so essential for recycled wood beams?
Reclaimed wood beams are often kiln-dried in order to remove moisture from the wood. This is an important process because it helps to stabilize the beams and prevent them from warping or cracking over time.
Kiln drying also helps to preserve the integrity of the reclaimed wood and ensure that it will last for many years to come. There are a variety of different kiln drying methods that can be used, and the choice of method will depend on the type of reclaimed lumber beams being dried. However, all kiln drying methods involve slowly heating the lumber in order to remove moisture without causing damage to the wood. As a result, kiln drying is an essential step in the process of reclaimed beam production.
How much weight can reclaimed wood beams support?
Reclaimed wood beams are often used for decorative purposes, but they can also be used to provide support for a structure.
The amount of weight that a wood beam can hold depends on the type of wood, the size of the beam, and the way it is supported. For example, a recycled wooden beam that is 6 inches wide and 8 feet long can support up to 1,000 pounds when it is properly supported.
When choosing reclaimed timber beams as a weight-bearing feature for a project it is important to consult with a professional to ensure that the beams will be able to provide the necessary support.
What is the best way to clean reclaimed lumber beams?
When recycled wood beams need to be cleaned, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Depending on the condition of the timber and how heavily it has been used, different methods may be more or less effective. For example, if the reclaimed timber has only slight stains from general wear and tear, mild soap and water may do the trick. If a deeper cleaning is necessary, some wood cleaners may be used.
For particularly stubborn stains or grime, it may be necessary to sand down the surface of the salvaged beams in order to reveal fresh layers.
Ultimately, the best way to clean repurposed lumber beams will depend on your unique situation, so it's important to approach this task with an open mind and plenty of trial and error! However, if you don’t want to deal with the hassle then our beams are perfect because they come ready to install without the mess.
How to stain repurposed wooden beams?
When working with reclaimed wood, there are a few key considerations that need to be taken into account when staining the wooden beams.
First and foremost, it is important to select a stain that will complement the natural texture and grain of the wood. This will help to highlight the unique beauty of the reclaimed timber while also making it easier to create a cohesive look across multiple pieces of furniture or architectural features.
In addition, it is essential to choose a stain that adheres well to recycled wood, as this will ensure that the finish lasts for years without needing to be reapplied. By following these simple tips, anyone can successfully stain recycled wooden beams with confidence and style!
Where to buy recycled wooden beams?
If you're looking for premium reclaimed wood beams that can be custom cut to your specifications, look no further than our inventory here at Mfine Lumber.
We have a wide range of customized wooden beams to choose from, all of which can be shipped directly to your job site. This allows you to get exactly the beams you need to achieve the vision for your project, no matter where you're located. Plus, our team is always available to answer any questions you may have and help you every step of the way.
What is a faux wood beam or box beam?
We offer hollow beams that are made with real antique wood. A hollow beam looks like a solid one, but is actually made of three separate pieces of lumber that have been joined together to create the illusion of a single component. Because of this assembly system they are also known as box beams. Some use them to hide unsightly columns and steel support beams, while others employ them purely for aesthetic purposes.
What types of wood can be found in salvaged lumber beams?
Popular choices for reclaimed lumber beams include oak, maple, and pine. Each of these woods has its own unique grain pattern and coloration, so it's important to consider how the beams will look in your space. If you're looking for a reclaimed timber beam that's full of personality, reclaimed oak is a great option. For a more subtle look, pine or maple might be a better choice.
Of course, there are many other reclaimed wood species available as well. So if you're looking for something truly unique, don't be afraid to explore all our options.
How wide and long can reclaimed joists be?
Reclaimed joists can reach a wide range of sizes depending on the width and thickness of the beams. They are normally around 3" to 4" thick and can be anywhere from 6" to 16" wide, and remarkable lengths can go up to 24’ long. Keep in mind that the size may vary depending on the reclaimed wood supplier you choose to work with.
Are recycled wood beams available in a variety of textures?
Our reclaimed hand hewn beams have a texture that ranges from heavy to light hewing as this process was done by hands leaving unmistakable axe marks on the beams. Repurposed rough sawn timbers texture can range from heavy saw marks to faded marks and can often be a mixture. Many of the edges will have apparent nail holes from its original installation.