If you are looking to add gorgeous rustic features to your home, there are two main options you can choose from to achieve this look. Conventional wood beams and box wood beams are often top choices for this type of style, but they are vastly different. The main difference is in the way they are manufactured. Conventional wood beams are cut in a single piece from one tree. This limits the size and customizable nature of the beam, leaving you with little options.
Box wood beams are created using a unique jointing process that allows for multiple cuts to be used. This seamless design is indistinguishable from traditional beams. Additionally, traditional beams lose moisture over time, making the wood warp and twist, and sometimes even crack, ruining your investment. Box wood beams eliminate this difficulty because they are made from 1 inch stock that has far less moisture to begin with.