E&K's 3 or 4 sided hand hewn box beams are made from a variety of species. These beams are all unique and range in color from light brown to grey. Due to the unique markings on each Hand Hewn Beam, we don't try to put together skins from different beams to make our Hand Hewn Box Beam. We make every HH Box Beam from a single beam.
PROCESS We cut the 3 or 4 skins off of the beam in 1 - 2" thick pieces. We then put the beam back together so that the hewns line up, we butt joint the two side pieces to the base piece. We glue and clap as well as nail the pieces together. After the beam is securely assembled our finish team goes through every inch of the beam to make sure there are no visible lines where the beams were joined. With E&K's Hand Hewn Box Beams it is almost impossible to detect the joint lines.
SIZING Hand Hewn beams most commonly come in square sizes, 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, 12x12. Therefore these are the sizes we offer in Box Beams. These sizes are nominal sizes, example: 8x8 will have actual final dimensions of 7 1/2" - 8" x 7 1/4" - 8" The sides are approximately 1" thick, this will produce an interior dimension of between 5 1/4" - 6"
BASE SIZE Due to the fact we are putting these beams back together as they come to us. The base size cannot be changed the sides can be changed in height. Example: and 8" x 8" box beam is 8" wide and 8" on the sides. We can cut the sides to 4" and make a 4 x 8 beam that is 8" on the base and 4" high on the sides. We cannot make a 8" x 4" which is 4" wide and 8" on the sides. If you want a rectangular base with a narrower base you need to purchase our Rough Sawn Box Beams
FINISHING E&K offers a finish option because each beam looks a bit different, E&K offers a light finishing option for hand hewn beams. We will spray either a grey or brown finish that is light enough the natural colorings still are present so the beams don't look painted. We try to bring them into the same range of tones. This
Nominal Sizes: 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, 12x12
Standard Lengths: 6' -16'
Length +: - 17' - 24'
Extra Long (2 pieces may be used) : 25'+
Milling: Butt Joint
Sold By: Linear Foot (LF), 10 LF minimum.
For LEED Points and additional options in size, milling or other specifications please see Beam Specifications or contact us directly at EKinfo@eandkwood.com or 323-902-7156