Despite the ceiling beam’s significant contribution to the interior ambiance, the structure of many homes cannot support the addition of a solid wood beam due to its weight. Box beams however are hollow. Exposed ceiling beams constructed and custom-built by Woodland Custom Beams — are an aesthetic alternative at a fraction of the cost. Modern construction techniques can produce these units with virtually invisible seams and without the metal brackets and straps used in the past. After installation, they are indistinguishable from a solid beam. Arizona wood beams can be fabricated from almost any type of wood in any size and length. Even wood species that are difficult to find in lengths and thicknesses suitable for ceiling structural use, such as cedar, can be used to produce hollow beams. In addition, unlike solid timber, which may contain variations of quality in a single length, timber utilized for hollow wood beams can be hand-selected from the finest grades to insure uniform structural integrity and visual appeal.
Hollow beams also perform double duty as channels to conceal wires, cords, and even heating and air conditioning ducts. If your home is already fitted with unattractive, glue-laminated engineered beams, installation of a hand-hewn beam wrap around the existing beam is a quick, painless way to enhance the overall appeal of a room. The hollow addition also adds to the structural strength of the existing solid unit.
There is nothing more earthy and desert-like in attractive quality as the look of the mix of the Southwestern hacienda vega and Spanish influence in Arizona beams for ceilings to bring the beauty and atmosphere of the desert Southwest to a home. Arizona beams can be great for homes that have already been designed in stucco as well as with Spanish tile roofs as are those in Florida. To avoid poor choices and failures of solid Arizona beams, give our experts a call.
Some of our customers highly recommend exposed alder beams designed by Woodland Custom Beams are in style and a better choice. The solid nature of the Arizona box beam can end up twisted and warped if careful choices are not made.