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Authentic Reclaimed Barn Wood Hand Hewn Beams

These AUTHENTIC handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces are made from reclaimed hand hewn barn beams salvaged from historic barns throughout the Eastern United States dating from the 1700's to the early 1900's. Each hand hewn mantel come with a custom handmade HEAVY-DUTY floating steel bracket that makes installation a breeze and is capable of supporting up to 350lbs!

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Images shown of our naturally finished hand hewn beams are only representations of the piece you will receive. Please keep in mind, these are authentic reclaimed pieces of wood so no two pieces are the same!

What's Included?
Naturally finished barnwood hand hewn beam and heavy duty mounting bracket. The back of the hand hewn is routed out and pre-drilled for the bracket.

Wood Origin
These handcrafted pieces are made from authentic reclaimed hand hewn barn beams salvaged from historic barns throughout the Eastern United States dating from the 1700's to the early 1900's. Popular locations include Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Ohio and Kentucky.

Characteristics Checking- a “check” is usually a long crack that appears parallel to the grain as the sapwood shrinks around the heartwood (the center of the tree) during the drying process. CHECKS IN RECLAIMED WOOD HAPPENED DECADES OR CENTURIES AGO! Checking does not affect the structural properties of a piece of wood, it adds character and rustic appeal to your project!

Knots - knots in wood are where the base of a tree branch met the tree trunk, interrupting the flow of the grain pattern. The knot is where the branch was cut off. Knots display round dark areas, some are solid and some can fall out partially or completely.

Worm Holes/Markings - Lyctus beetles occur only in hardwoods, especially species such as pecan, hickory, ash and oaks—where they feed only on sapwood. Females lay their eggs in the relatively large pores these hardwoods contain. Our Mantels are treated to prevent any future powder-post beetle activity.

Nail Holes - distinct markings where nails penetrated the surface of the wood. All of our products are denailed to the absolute best of our ability.

Hewing/Axe Markings - derived from the word hew which means To make or shape with or as if with an axe In woodworking, hewing is the process of converting a log from its rounded natural form into lumber (timber) with more or less flat surfaces using primarily an axe. It is an ancient method, and before the advent of the industrial-era type of sawmills, it was a standard way of squaring up wooden beams for timber framing.

Checking (a natural characteristic of wood), knots, nail holes, hewing/axe marks, mortise pockets  and worm holes.
Almost all Hand Hewn Mantels will have Checking and Mortise Pockets and ALL will have Axe Markings.

Available sizes include 6 to 8 inch thickness by 6 to 8 inch depth. Lengths are available from 48 to 84 inches (custom sizes available).

Thickness and depth can vary up to 1 inch.

If you order more than one we will do our best to match if requested. Simply contact us with your custom requests!

Product Disclaimer
Images shown of these hand hewn beams are only a representation of the pieces received. Due to the nature and origin of this material, your pieces may differ slightly. All of our Hand Hewn Mantels are treated to prevent any future powder-post beetle activity.

Installation Disclaimer
Modern Timber Craft is not responsible for mantel shelf installation. Seek guidance from a licensed professional before affixing shelf to wall surface. Installation may require more than the hardware provided. Always make sure your shelf is properly secured to the wall before leaving unattended.

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48 inches, 54 inches, 60 inches, 66 inches, 72 inches, 78 inches, 84 inches

Depth and Height

6" x 6" (approximately), 7" x 7" (approximately), 8" x 8" (approximately)

The first settlers in America used materials on hand to construct buildings. Today, individuals love to make use of this reclaimed wood when building or remodeling a residence or office. The history of the piece adds to the ambiance of the area. The wood used in this manner comes from barns, stables, mills, and more, and many pieces are hundreds of years old. What makes this wood truly unique and highly coveted?

Reclaimed hand-hewn lumber pieces are truly one of a kind. The different species underwent decades of weathering and wear to obtain their current appearance. As a result, each piece is unique, and the wood varies by where it was first obtained. The settlers never discriminated when it came to the wood used for the structure, so a person could find many varieties of reclaimed wood all coming from the same region.

Additionally, reclaimed wood typically offers more variations that are no longer seen in wood species. For instance, as trees in the past were allowed to grow to their full height, the rings observed in this timber tend to be wider than seen in newer pieces. These pieces often have more knots and other markings that make the piece unique and give it charm. 

If a person is fortunate enough to know where the wood came from, the piece becomes an interesting topic of conversation. When someone asks about the hand-hewn lumber, the owner can not only explain what it is but also provide information on where it came from and what makes it special. That doesn’t happen with pieces that are mass produced today.

"WOW! What can we say? Our hand hewn mantel just arrived and it is magnificent. The axe markings give it so much character its going to look amazing in our home."

Jenny Olson

  • "My new shelves just arrived and they are GORGEOUS! I made a custom order and everything was exactly according to my specifications. I had great communication with the shop owner, Jake, before the order was placed, and the order was fulfilled promptly. These shelves are substantial and I love the character in the wood. Couldn't be happier!"
    Kelly Mix
  • "These wooden shelves are unique, beautiful and full of character. The wood is solid and beautifully stained. I love them in my kitchen to balance out the white cabinets and counters."
    Elizabeth Jones
  • "This shelf was the perfect addition to our living room and it shipped quickly and exceeded our expectations, the wood is gorgeous"
    Nicole Barnes
  • "I love the quality of the shelf and how it looks above my sofa. I also appreciate the fact that the wood is reclaimed and the note included the history of the property it was removed from."
    Benjamin Nally
  • "Absolutely stunning! It fit my space very well and gave our new construction some character. I love them!"
    Beth Huckaby
  • "Love love love these shelves! They looks so great, hold a lot of weight, and are very easy to mount on the wall. The simple brackets look very nice and make it really easy to set up and get into the wall. I got an extra set of brackets to let the long shelves hold a bit more weight and I'm glad I did! Looks good too :) Love it! Get them!"
    Kara Perlman

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Modern Timber Craft
401 E 4th St, Building 20
Bridgeport, PA 19405 USA
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