The latest additions to our line of products are Real Wood Box Beams. Available in four distinctive texture styles, and offered in three-sided and four-sided options, they can be used to create a particularly gorgeous box beam ceiling. Made of virgin wood, they are each painstakingly faux finished to match the color, texture, and character of real vintage barn wood as closely as possible.
From a distance and up close, it’s impossible to believe they aren’t authentic reclaimed wood that’s over 150 years old. Even more, the wood does exactly what real barn wood does in different environmental conditions.
Through a mineral-based wood treatment that acts as a reactive stain, the wood responds to moisture just like antique barn wood does. When they get wet, they darken in tone. And when they dry, their color gradually lightens. The result is a beautiful, weathered color that lends a truly rustic charm to any design.
The advantage of virgin wood over reclaimed wood is that it won’t crack, warp, twist or check. No insects will be found inside them either.
In addition to the aesthetic and environmental benefits of these box beams, they also have structural benefits not present in reclaimed beams.
First, their widths are consistent from end to end. This makes it easy to cover things like I-beams and pipes.
Secondly, these beams are available in lengths that won’t be found with real reclaimed timber, due to the high demand for longer lengths. 24 feet is currently the longest length we offer, which expands design possibilities for larger ceilings.
Thirdly, the beams’ consistent sizes makes it easy to use them for building truss designs like these.
For designs where the ends of the beams will be exposed, end caps are also available.
Extremely lightweight and easily installed, these ceiling beams will give the décor of any space a remarkable new look. From kitchens, dining rooms, porches, dens and more, they are the ideal design element for creating the rustic charm you’re looking for.
The beams are offered in four textures, including Barn Board, Wire Brushed, Light Hand Hewn, and Heavy Hand Hewn.
The Barn Board style has a lightly distressed texture, with the natural grain lines and notches of vintage barn wood.
Wire Brushed has a smooth appearance with a subtle texture of gently raised lines.
Heavy Hand Hewn has the highly distressed texture of wood that’s cut and shaped with a cutting instrument such as a chisel or an ax.
Light Hand Hewn has the lightly distressed texture of wood that’s been cut sparingly with a circular saw, resulting in the appearance of true barn wood.
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