Rough hewn beams not only add structural support but provide architectural interest. Antique reclaimed hand hewn barn beams are present in 100 to 200 year old barns, where, at the time of construction, sawmills were not around. These antique beams show the original traces of every axe cut making each one unique, valuable and the most sought after antique building material.
Left unpainted, the rough hewn beams lend authenticity and stength to this dining area. The antique painted coach lantern, centered over the table, adds additional character. The earthy palette complements the view seen through the wide expanse of windows.
Placed in a modern austere home, hand hewn beams enhance the architecture and deliver requisite texture.
The hand hewn beams are right at home in this dining area complete with wide plank flooring. The contemporary lighting and sleek clean lined table and chairs create a beguiling juxtaposition.
Natural color is added to this all-white kitchen with the addition of wooden beams.
Wow! Mae West once said "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!" This picture puts a visual image to that phrase and contradicts the cliche "less is more". Impact and drama is created with the abundance of rough hewn beams which are then contrasted with clean sleek elements such as the cabinetry, lighting, appliances and door.
The beams in Meg Ryan's home, featured in Elle Decor, were treated to a white wash of paint. The use of white paint unifies the various beams and angles in the room. The industrial vibe is softened by the vintage wood table and lighting. Numerous windows open up the space and allow in an abundance of natural light.