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Type B3 and B3-R

Handhewn solid Beams

Our Handhewn Solid Beams, Type B3 and B3-R kiln dried and brushed, so you can immediately moun them in your home.

If classical handhewn or rustic and wild with bungholes and notches– it’s your decision: just choose between our types B3 (classic) and B3-R (rustic) at the form below!



Beams from solid oak you can find here.


 B3 (classic)


Reclaimed wood logs
Reclaimed wood logs
Reclaimed wood bars
Roof truss made of reclaimed wood bars
Handhewn reclaimed wood bar
Reclaimed wood log walls
Treppenhaus mit handgehackten Altholz-Balken
Handhewn logs Almresi Metzingen
Roof logs from reclaimed wood
Handhewn reclaimed wood beams in the room
Handhewn logs

 B3-R (rustic)


Altholzbalken rustikal | Benners Altholz
Altholzbalken rustikal | Benners Altholz
Brenners Altholz | rustikale Altholz Balken | B3-R
rustikale Altholzbalken von Brenners Altholz
Altholzbalken mit rustikaler Oberfläche
Was sind Zapflöcher in Altholz Balken

Our reclaimed hand-hewn beams have been carved from tree trunks using a traditional broadax.

The traces of the axe have created a unique surface which varies depending on the light. Warm shades of light to dark brown have developed on the surface over the years due to the natural weahtering.


  • Type of wood:        spruce/fir/pine or solid oak
  • Colour:                    mixed shades
  • Dimensions:          10/12 - 24/26 cm
  • Lengths:                  0.5 - 13.0m
  • Notches and bungholes allowed
  • Surface:                  brushed
  • Treatment:            kiln dried
  • Denailed by sight
  • Optional:            free from notches and bungholes
  • Optional:            untreated material (not dried and brushed)

Thats excactely right! Sunburnt Boards, for example are sometimes really old (50-150 years), sometimes it only takes 20-40 years until they are weathered/sunburnt enough.

Handhewn wood – on the other hand side – can’t be any younger than approx. 100 years, since it‘s typical surface was done by hand & axe, when machines where not available.

Original hand-chopped wood (beams and hand-chopped boards) come from the time when there were no machine saws (sawmills / frame saws …). The round tree trunks were chopped into lumber by hand and ax into the square shape. That was the case until about 100 years ago, sooner or later depending on the region.

With the special “kiln-dried” version, the waste wood is “dried” for several days in a drying chamber at over 56° C, thus preventing insecticide infestation in the delivery condition. It is an environmentally friendly form of pest control. 

The Official Plant Protection Service of Austria, regional service of Upper Austria confirms that we are officialy registered under the registration number NO. AT-08403 and autids through regular inspections the verfification compliance with ISPM No. 15 measures. 

However, we ask for your understanding that after this point in time, a possible new infestation is beyond our control and therefore cannot be ruled out.We therefore recommend preventive treatment against renewed worm infestation.

Reclaimed wood is called “rough sawn” if the original surface has been sawn off. This is done primarily on one side of the waste wood (e.g. cut bottom / top side of old wood beams). The rough sawn surface can be recognized by the lighter color.

Reclaimed wood beams were originally used in commercial and residential buildings. The beams were connected to one another without metal but with bungholes and notches.

Notch-free bars are rarer and must be selected carefully. That is why the option ‚free from notches and bungholes‘  comes with a certain surcharge.

Erklärung Zapflöcher und Kerben

Beams and rafters were made by hand from tree trunks around 100 years ago. At that time this was not done by a machine, but only with diligence and perseverance.

Bars are available in thicknesses from approx. 10x12cm to approx. 24x26cm and in lengths from 0.5 to 13m. In addition, they have a rectangular cross-section and are not square – e.g. 14x16cm.

The indication of the beam dimension therefore always shows a certain fluctuation. See the description in your offer.

This means that longer bars are slightly narrower at one end than at the other – e.g. at the beginning 14x16cm and at the end 12x14cm. The reason for this lies in the shape of the former tree which was stronger on the trunk than it is in the treetop.

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