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Rough sawn beams are typically longleaf yellow pine or fir and were used as structural members in old factories and warehouses. These beams are heavy and stable and are best suited for structural applications. They are often also referred to as circular sawn beams and have old original face patina on all 4 sides. They will have nail holes, bolt holes, checking, etc, but will rarely have any mortise and tenon pockets.
These beams feature the original circular saw marks created from early milling practices of using water or steam-powered saw blades. Used as structural elements in barns and wooden buildings, these timbers provide a more clean and even surface than our hand-hewn lines while preserving the natural beauty found only in antique circle-sawn timbers. Each beam is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece and may contain a combination of natural artifacts such as mortise/notch pockets, natural checking, weathered grain, saw marks and nail holes.