Hewn Barn Beams

Refined to produce a timeless artifact that is rich in patina, texture, and character

Prior to the advent of the steam engine, timber frame structures were built utilizing local trees, both hard wood and softwood species, that were felled and hand shaped to unique specifications using a laborious broad adze hewn method that required a tremendous amount of craftsmanship, hard-work, and strength. The hewn timbers were subsequently used to build the framework for a variety of structures with a combination of mortise and tenon joinery and wooden dowel pegs. Over time these historic barns, mills, and elevator grain shafts were abandoned, damaged, or replaced.

  • The framework of our pastime handcrafted with mortise and tenon joinery

  • Carefully culled, surface de-metaled, power washed, and refined

  • American heritage preserved in our new homes

 

Hand sculpted beams using a laborious broad adze hewn method requiring craftsmanship, hard-work, and strength

Arc Wood & Timbers works with an intricate team of deconstruction subcontractors and barn busters to procure and refurbish the highest quality of hewn beams available throughout our historic rural landscape. Our Hewn beams come from carefully dismantled barns through out the Midwest and New England area. Each beam is carefully culled, surface de-metaled, power washed, and refined to produce a timeless artifact that is rich in patina, texture, and character. Common characteristics include seasoned checking, oxidized nail holes, bolt holes, mortise pockets, rafter notches, and worm holes/tracks.