In Luxe Magazine
Decorative Wood Beams can be one of the most attractive features in any home. Wood beams can be the showpiece which really makes a room special. Decorative wood beams are, however, not without their problems. Wood retains moisture from when it was alive. As the moisture leaves the wood over time, the wood warps, twisting and cracking. Even small amounts of twisting can be enough to ruin the finish on the beams in a house, and will require the beams to be completely redone. In many cases the twisting is so bad that the beams need be replaced after 5 or 6 years, which is a legacy no builder wants to leave.
Enter the Box Beam. Our Exposed Decorative Box Beams are indistinguishable from conventional beams. They are made from 1 inch stock, which means there is far less moisture which will be leaving, and far less twisting down the road. We also have perfected the jointing process, so we can make out decorative box beams any size we desire, whereas solid core beams are limited by the size of the tree from which they are cut.
Builders who want to ensure their clients never have to repair their beams turn to woodland beam for their custom beam solutions. Whether it be a 40 foot 16 x 16 alder box beam, or a 6 foot reclaimed cedar box beam, our product is indistinguishable from solid timbers of the same size. You will not have to hide your joints with ugly straps, or worry about them falling apart.
Woodland Beam are custom wood box beams designed to exactly replicate and take the place of a conventional decorative wood beam, and for use in remodels where the weight of a conventional wood beam is prohibitive, but you do not want the cheap look of a faux beam.