The Cedar Beam
Cedar beams are a great choice for any home. They hold a fantastic stain, smell great and look amazing. Cedar is also a type of lumber that is available in larger sizes, so you can purchase a beam made of cedar in lengths up to 18 or 20 feet. These beams come from a number of sources – from trees freshly cut, sometimes kiln dried and sometimes soaking wet. Properly dried stock is essential in purchasing a beam, but often that simply is not available in these larger sizes. The result is a beautiful Cedar beam that twists and cracks within 5-8 years, and need to be refinished every 3-4 years.