Reclaimed barn beams have been salvaged from barns throughout the country and then reused to create beams for many different uses. They’re old, they’re cold, they’re heavy – but they can add character and warmth to home when used in appropriate spots. Barn beams take up lots of space, but you can use them to create a beautiful focal point or use them as an art piece on your wall with a little creativity.
Reclaimed wood is one of the most beautiful wood types, with the unique, “old worn” look. It’s made from longleaf pine, a type of tough, durable timber with a rich texture and great color. The term “reclaimed” really means that the timber has been harvested from an abandoned or decaying building, so it has a lovely texture and variety of colors, along with a noticeable rotted or cracked surface.
When using reclaimed beams, be sure to plan where they will go, and how big they’ll be. Some larger beams can be used for a large ceiling in a room or even as a shelf. Many people also like to hang old barn wood beams from the wall as an interesting, decorative element in a bedroom.