Pandemic Update - Vintage Lumber Is Open For Business

In an effort to protect our customers and staff we are operating with reduced hours and staff and limiting our foot traffic to maintain the required physical distancing. We are requesting that all visitors make an appointment.

Please call the office 301-845-2500 or 301-305-1651.

Alex or Lucy will be happy to accommodate your appointment requests. We also request that you wear a mask while indoors when it is not possible to maintain 6’ distance per MD order. We will be properly sanitizing as recommended.

Reclaimed Hand Hewn Beams 4 Sided

In addition to the flooring options presented in our collections, Vintage Lumber also supplies decorative /structural beams and mantels. Beams, when not reclaimed to be re purposed as part of our Vintage Collection flooring, can be used to add drama or a touch of warmth to any room. Vintage Lumber Beams are available in the following species: Oak, Fir, Yellow Pine, White Pine, Hickory, Ash, and other less common species. Eighty percent of the beams sold by Vintage Lumber are Oak timbers recovered from old barns and industrial buildings. The beams reserved for sale as decorative timbers are mostly “Hand Hewn 4 and 2 Sided” timbers of various sizes. These timbers are selected for the following criteria: Integrity-minimum of mortise holes (holes originally cut for mortise and tenon construction), length, straightness, and soundness.

A long-practiced technique for manually transforming logs into squared, construction-ready beams, hand-hewing with broad axe and adze produced a distinctive and unique pattern on each face of a beam. No longer an efficient method for squaring logs, the craft has been discontinued by all but the most devout traditionalists, although the beauty and rusticity of the hand-hewn surface remains a highly desirable texture and aesthetic. Hewing marks are enhanced by the weathered character of these beams, many of which are over 200 years old.

Vintage Lumber beams are usually sold power washed, metal detected as needed, sawn one or more faces as required, and BoraCare treated for insects and mold. Please contact to discuss your specific needs.

 

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