As a barn ages, the wood can take on a unique look and feel. The browns of new wood are transformed into distinct wood with gray tones featuring deep grooves, cracks and exaggerated knots.
While the look of new wood construction can add a fresh, bright quality to your home, the aged look of Old Barn Wood box beams offers a uniqueness that is hard to match. Since they are reclaimed from salvaged barns, using these box beams is also an environmentally sound choice. Instead of old barn houses being destroyed and new trees cut down, using reclaimed wood gives you a historic, nostalgic quality while helping to conserve resources.
Since they have been used prior in old constructions, some dating from the late 1800s, these box beams will likely contain various nail holes, checking, and distress marks. This only serves to add to the amazingly distinct quality of the wood.