Refined to produce a timeless artifact that is rich in patina, texture, and character
With the advent of the steam engine, lumber mills were developed as a mechanized approach to production milling, which allowed timber framers to obtain a combination of hardwood and softwood species that were cut to dimension via a circle saw. These dimensionally milled beams were used in lieu of hewn beams to build timber frames with mortise and tenon joinery and wooden dowel pegs for both barns and industrial buildings. These original rough sawn beams were milled from old growth trees, and have aged over time to produce a product rich in patina with a refined texture showcasing faint residual kerf marks created by the original circle saw mills in North America.
Original circle saw texture
Remnant’s of the first mechanized approach to production milling of our old world wood
American heritage preserved in our new homes
Dimensionally milled beams refurbished while preserving faint residual kerf marks created by the original circle saw mills in America
Arc Wood & Timbers works with an intricate team of deconstruction subcontractors and barn busters to procure and refurbish the highest quality of aged sawn beams available throughout our historic rural landscape. Our Aged Sawn beams come from carefully dismantled barns through out the Midwest and New England area. Each beam is carefully culled, surface de-metaled, power washed, and refined to produce a timeless artifact that is rich in patina, texture, and character. Common characteristics include seasoned checking, oxidized nail holes, bolt holes, mortise pockets, rafter notches, and worm holes/tracks.