Salvaged wood box beams are popular functional architectural elements. Salvaged wood—also called reclaimed wood—is in demand for decorative wood elements like box beams. Box beams are a great way to cover steel beams or give your home a rustic ambiance.
Wood Box Beams Explained
Salvaged wood box beams are constructed from slabs cut from solid wood beams. The result is a hollow, three-sided beam that’s open on each end. We can fit the ends against your flat wall or cut them so that they have diagonal ends that seamlessly meet your vaulted ceiling.
Our customers often ask if salvaged wood box beams are secure. We put our them together using metal braces on the inside and finish nails on the outside. We use deck screws to attach a nailer board to your ceiling and finish nails to fasten the beam to the nailer board. Every salvaged wood box beam we make is built and installed securely.
Where and How to Use Salvaged Wood Box Beams in Your Home
Salvaged wood box beams add visual interest to soaring ceilings and make rooms with high ceilings feel cozier. Salvaged wood beams are a must for log cabin style homes.
Have you always wanted to hang your copper cookware and cooking utensils over your kitchen island? A salvaged wood box beam is the ideal support for hanging cookware. You’ll love having more convenient access to your favorite pot or ladle.
The uniqueness and eco benefits of salvaged wood box beams aren’t just for your ceiling. Reclaimed wood box beams are also very popular for mantels. Other practical uses for box beams are to cover your security system or surround-sound wiring. You can also use them to conceal metal beams in basement ceilings.
Eco Consciousness, History and Salvaged Wood
When you choose salvaged wood box beams for your home, you get one of a kind primitive art. In fact, some of our reclaimed wood is 150 years old or more. Salvaged wood beams are naturally distressed and often show the original woodworking tool marks used to cut and shape them.
If living a green lifestyle is important, you’ll appreciate the uniqueness and eco benefits of salvaged wood box beams. Using salvaged wood saves growing trees and keeps our landfills from filling up with usable wood.
Salvaged wood box beams bring history into your home. Most of our reclaimed wood comes from barns, especially the beams used to create box beams. Other salvaged wood comes from old pubs and 19th century general stores. When you save old wood, you save a piece of history.
Interested in learning more about salvaged wood and box beams? Contact OE Custom today.