How is a Box Beam Different than a Solid Beam?

How is a Box Beam Different than a Solid Beam?

How is a Box Beam Different than a Solid Beam?

  • Unlike a solid beam a box beam is hollow. It's made from skins of a solid beam.
  • To make reclaimed barn wood hollow beams, we resaw the original face material away from the core of the beam or board.
  • These original face skins are then joined together, reinforcing the overall structure with internal blocking.
  • Seeing the true artistry of a well-done reclaimed box beam is a real treat. Our Craftsmen are able to replicate the look of a solid beam with remarkable skills and our clients often think we hollowed out a solid beam to create their box beams, because the joints are nearly imperceptible. 
Popular uses for box beams are for ceilings as in this image


This is just a portion of what there is to know about a wood box beam. Learn everything you need to know before pulling the trigger on buying a box beam by reading our all in one top tips on wood box beams here.

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