Hand Hewn Timbers

Graded Quality Hardwood Barn Timbers

Our hand hewn timbers, carefully harvested from the interior structure of old barns in rural America, are rich in character, texture, and quality.


Size information for Hand Hewn Timbers

Most timbers are box-heart (square) sizes: 7"x 7", 8" x 8", 10" x 10", and up to 12" x 12". When using hand hewn timbers please keep in mind they are reclaimed antique material from barns and were hand hewn to size. They are not always perfectly square and may have irregularities from one end to the other. Lengths range from 6 feet to 40 feet in mixed hardwoods (white oak, red oak, hickory, beech and poplar) and limited quantities of Southern Yellow Pine.

Choose Your Quality with Our In-House Grading System

Our timbers are graded visually by our own in-house standards. We can usually provide different grades of timbers to help you achieve the look you desire. Visual grades are for looks only, and there may be situations where some visual grades crossover. Structural grades may be achieved with our timbers by using graders from TPI. Please call for more information.

If you have questions about our hand hewn timbers, or are ready to place an order, contact us.

Applications of Hand Hewn Timbers

Hand hewn timbers from American Antique Lumber are carefully sourced from old barns from all across America. Below are some ideas for applying hand hewn timbers to your residential or commercial project.


Hand hewn truss


Hand hewn ceiling timbers with A-42 mixed oak planking


Hand hewn ceiling beams with softwood A-09 planking


Hand hewn entryway with hand hewn beams and curved arch


Structural interior post and beam with hand hewn timber


Hand hewn ceiling beams


Porch beams with hand hewn timber


hand hewn ceiling beams


rich colors and textures varies by piece


Porch beams with hand hewn timber


Hand hewn window casing


Hand hewn structural timbers


vaulted ceiling featuring hand hewn beams

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Let American Antique Lumber Guide You

Not sure what you need? Contact us and let our reclaimed lumber professionals guide you through the ordering process. Have your blueprints or plans in hand so we can assist you. 

Let us know the type of look you are trying to achieve and the application. We will make suggestions to best accommodate your project for the best results.

American Antique Lumber

American Antique Lumber is an independently owned reclaimed lumber yard, offering reclaimed siding, beams, timbers, complete structures, flooring and mill work. Our goal is to offer the finest grade of antique reclaimed material in the United States with the highest degree of personalized service.

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