- They’re more affordable. Our salvaged wood beams are sourced from authentic turn-of-the-century American buildings. Because one piece can be used to make several of beams, they are considerably more cost-effective.
- They’re easier to install. Solid timber beams can weigh over 400lbs. By contrast, these versions often weigh in at less than 50lbs. That makes a big difference – installing them doesn’t require any special equipment, and you don’t need to reinforce your ceiling as you might with a solid beam.
- They’re more practical. The beams are built as a u-shape or 4-sided box, which means you can run wires and pipes inside them. That gives enormous flexibility in installation, allowing you to really capture a period look and feel by hiding modern wiring and piping.
- They’re adaptable. Because you can run wires invisibly through them, an entire host of installation options open up that wouldn’t with a solid wood beam: How about recessed lights, for example? You can also order the beams closed in on all four sides, which means you can make some exciting tresses with them.
- They’re authentic. The final reason why they're a great choice is they're made from real wood. Although our faux alternatives are practically indistinguishable from the real thing once installed, sometimes only the true material will do.
For some people, even the intricate detail and realism of our polyurethane-molded beams is not enough. They’re the customers we created our reclaimed wood beams for - but why choose these over new wood? Here are some top reasons: