In the times of early construction, craftsmen and builders did not have access to complex machinery and tools. Therefore, men resorted to cutting and shaping wood by hand. Hewing is a process whereby a tree is shaped into a square or rectangular beam. These hand hewn timbers, as they came to be known, were used to build and maintain the structural integrity of homes and buildings.
While automated machinery now enables us to perform tasks like hewing much quicker, hand hewn timbers retain their charm, making them popular design elements in many modern homes and buildings.
St. Charles Hardwoods can supply hand hewn timbers from all types of wood and in all sizes for a variety of construction projects. To see our selection of hand hewn beams and timbers or to purchase hand hewn timbers, visit either of our St. Louis area stores today!
To truly understand the beauty behind hand hewn timbers, one must first appreciate the mastery and skill that goes into creating these practical works of art. Creating and using hand hewn timbers in construction was no small feat and only the best woodwork specialists could manage it. Today, thanks to their aesthetic and structural value, hand hewn timbers are in huge demand in many modern construction projects.
While the process of creating hand hewn timbers is time consuming many believe, the final product is worth the effort. Here is a closer look at the process.
As you can see, making hand hewn timbers is an art in itself. No amateur woodwork artist would be able to undertake such a complex project. Hand hewn timbers are highly sought after commodities precisely because of their imperfections. The wedges and scoring marks that remain on hand hewn timbers, serve as symbols of the skill and effort that has been put into creating them. These imperfections have a rustic appeal that no machine can match.
For the best hand hewn timbers in the market, visit one of our St. Louis area stores or contact us today!