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!
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.
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- 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)
When is ‚oldwood‘ considerd to be ‚old wood‘? How old are they really? How relevant is the actual age or does it depend on how wasted the surface is?
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 60 ° C, thus preventing insecticide infestation in the delivery condition. It is an environmentally friendly form of pest control.
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.
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.