The look of a Solid Timber in a Real Wood Faux Beam

Is it a Box Beam that looks like a Solid Beam but lightweight and easy to install?

Or a Beam Wrap that covers up ugly building elements like plumbing and air ducts?

” 3-Sided Reclaimed Box Beam Installation in Greenville, SC “

” 2-Sided Reclaimed Box Beam Installation in Horseshoe,NC “

Box Beam is a look-alike solid wood beam that’s lighter, easier to install, can be hung and usually doesn’t need to be supported.

Beam Wrap is the same product but purposed to wrap-around steel columns or other exposed or unsightly structural elements.

These real wood faux beams by either description,  are lightweight reclaimed wood and all about problem solving and aesthetics.

Very long or very wide beam coverage span requirements may present unique challenges that box beams & wraps can resolve.

We’ve seamed together material lengths as long as 25 ft and doing longer is certainly possible.  When crafted expertly, they look just the same as solid wood beams.  And we make time to line up the edge grain seamlessly.

For most surface styles  our method is the same reliable engineered lamination process used to create our quality engineered wood floors.

Crafted with reclaimed wood from our mill in western north carolina,
we Craftsman create them with 3 surfaces:  smooth face Classic,
Rustic circle sawn or Rustic Hand Hewn.

In some cases, due to the irregular nature of Hand Hewn sawn faces, we may suggest another hand hewn variation.

Install faux beam wrap-arounds  over existing steel, wood or laminate construction or utility parts.

They’ll solve tricky situations with duct work, plumbing and whatever interior  challenge-to-cover you might face.

Are they strong? You bet they are!  But more importantly – they are stable.

Craftsmanship & Reclaimed Wood do come with higher prices.

So expect Box Beam/Beam Wrap expense to be more than conventional reclaimed beam & timber costs.    But the savings in labor and installation may justify the expense.  And to improve ugly cover-ups, there’s certainly  the value-added benefit to be able to do it so tastefully.

What unique situation can you think of that could be improved by these architectural accent possibilities?

Textures & Finishes

Product Specifications

*  Original Surface
*  Rustic Sawn
*  Smooth Surface

Description:Once installed it’s impossible to tell the difference between solid wood beams & Engineered Wood Beams. Overall installation is much easier as the engineered product is lighter, easier to fasten to ceilings, perhaps straighter, more stable and consistent in size.

  • Wraps existing steel, wood or laminated construction components
  • Hides utilities such as duct work, plumbing & wiring
  • Can be used as purely decorative exposed beams

They’re fabricated with the same reliable lamination process used to create our superior reclaimed engineered wood floors, utilizing a hydraulic press and premium adhesives.
Please note: Box Beams & Beam Wraps are not intended for structural applications.

Species:Various Hardwoods (Oak, Elm, Beech, Chestnut, Maple, Poplar & Others), Various Softwoods (Heart Pine & Fir)
Color & Tones:Natural surface colors vary from ranges of grey & brown tones to black.
Colors develop over the natural wood aging process, without the use of chemicals, dyes or paint.
Colors & tones vary from timber to timber. Color can be altered with colored oils or various proprietary treatments.
Texture:Original Antique Rustic Sawn: • Original Saw Marks • Distressed Patina • Knots & Checking • Nail Holes
Smooth Planed: • Smooth Planed • Knots & Checking • Freshly Exposed Grain • Nail Holes
New Rustic Band Sawn/Circle Sawn: • Uniform Newly Milled Saw Marks • Less Variation in Color • Knots & Checking • Nail Holes
Grain:Mixed
Product Features:• Kiln Dried • Denailed • 1/4″ Solid Reclaimed Wood Laminated to Premium 1/2″ Baltic Birch Substrate
• 3/4″ Overall Wall Thickness • Mitred Edges Provided • Available in 2-4 Sided Box Beams
Please Note: Shipped unassembled, unless specified.
Options:• Power Washed • Wire Brushed • Patched Mortise Pockets • Assembly • Screw or Biscuit Pockets • Oil Finished
Please Note: Material is sold unfinished, unless specified.
Janka Hardness:Varied, Dependent on Species
Dimensions:Widths & Heights:

  • Up to 12” per Side in 1 Piece in Width
  • Can Be Customized To Your Dimensional Requirements

(Inquire About Odd Sizes & Larger, Dependant on Availablilty)

Lengths:

  • Up to 22’
  • Longer Lengths Can Be Spliced Together

(Lengths in Single Pieces Possible Dependent on Availability)

OriginAll our lumber is reclaimed from Eastern United States old barns, homes & factories that are generally 100+ years old.
DisclaimerEach reclaimed wood board is one-of-a-kind and can possess some or all of the aged characteristics. Variation is to be expected.
LimitationsWhile reclaimed wood generally has denser grain structure when compared to new wood products, it does contain checks, marks, knotholes, nail holes and color variations, as well as slight variations in thickness typical of antique lumber. Please allow for these natural variations when designing the application.
Download Engineered Box Beam Product Sheet

*  Hand Hewn Beam Wraps

Description:Hand Hewn Beam Wraps connect us to a time when our relationship with nature was meticulously crafted. Before there were saws large or powerful enough to cut and shape big timbers, farmers and craftsmen took on the laborious task of shaping them by hand using a broad axe and adze. The cut marks we see today are the original markings created by these hand tools.

A Hand Hewn Beam Wrap/Box Beam offers the aesthetics of this old world craftsmanship along with the advantages of a hollow beam, to ensure that overall installations are much easier.

  • Provides lightweight, easy to install, Decorative Exposed Beams
  • Hides utilities such as duct work, plumbing & wiring
  • Wraps existing steel, wood or laminated construction components

Please note: Box Beams & Beam Wraps are not intended for structural applications.

Species:Various Hardwoods (Oak, Elm, Beech, Chestnut, Maple, Poplar & Others), Various Softwoods (Heart Pine & Fir)
Color & Tones:Natural surface colors vary from ranges of grey & brown tones to black.
Colors develop over the natural wood aging process, without the use of chemicals, dyes or paint.
Colors & tones vary from timber to timber. Color can be altered with colored oils or various proprietary treatments.
Texture:• Hand Tool Marks • Distressed Patina • Mortise Pockets • Knots & Checking • Nail Holes
Grain:Mixed
Product Features:• Denailed • Kiln Dried • Wire Brushed
Please Note: Shipped unassembled, unless specified.
Options:• Power Washed • 2 – 4 Sided • Patched Mortise Pockets • Oil Finished
Please Note: Material is sold unfinished, unless specified.
Janka Hardness:Varied, Dependent on Species
Dimensions:Widths & Heights:
Nominal 6″x6″ up to 12”x12”

  • Generally Square
  • Can Be Customized To Your Dimensional Requirements

(Inquire About Odd Sizes & Larger, Dependant on Availablilty)

Lengths:

  • Up to 27’ Solid Timbers Kiln Dried
  • Longer Lengths Can Be Spliced Together
OriginAll our lumber is reclaimed from Eastern United States old barns, homes & factories that are generally 100+ years old.
DisclaimerEach reclaimed wood board is one-of-a-kind and can possess some or all of the aged characteristics. Variation is to be expected.
LimitationsWhile reclaimed wood generally has denser grain structure when compared to new wood products, it does contain checks, marks, knotholes, nail holes and color variations, as well as slight variations in thickness typical of antique lumber. Please allow for these natural variations when designing the application.
Download Hand Hewn Box Beam Product Sheet

Acclimating wood products

Proper acclimation to a new environment is essential for all wood products prior to installation. This typically takes a week or two by placing the material as close to its final installation area as possible.

For proper acclimation & when possible, HVAC systems should be running  and set at normal living condition temperatures.

Installation

Box beam installation is extremely simple compared to installing solid wood beams, and possibly the main reason you’ll purchase them.

Proper installation is the key to success on every job, which is why  we include  video to support installation of  our box beam products.
There are other ways to achieve these same ends, but they likely involve more time & difficulty.

Because of the way we produce our box beam products, the installation process is simplified for you.  We can’t say it’s easy –  because it does take professional skills, but the process is streamlined in manufacture to minimize overall time & labor.

And with authentic reclaimed wood box beams, you’ll have rustic wood ceiling beams you can really be proud of!

From installation to recommended care & maintenance, we’ll  help you  every step of the way.