Custom Textures and Finishes
Directly off the head rig to your job site. Roughsawn timbers are slightly oversized and have the mill circular sawn pattern on four sides with a minimal amount of wane on the edges.
The same as the roughsawn but finished with a full 80 grit orbital sand. The edges are slightly rounded over and the surface texture is smooth to the touch and ready for stain but allows the saw marks to show through.
S4S - Smooth Four Sides
Smooth on four sides or S4S timbers are select pulled to maintain a sharp corner throughout the length of the beam. S4S timbers are slightly undersized after planing and have a silky smooth finish without any visible saw marks.
Sandblasting timbers is a cleaning process that is commonly used with reclaimed lumber. This same process can also be used to create a very unique finish on recently milled timbers. The process will remove the soft grain in between the denser growth rings and create the look of a timber that was just removed from a late 1800's barn.
Hewing a beam creates the look of a timber that has been harvested and shaped by hand. The scalloped finish on the hand hewn beams imitates the look of a timber that has been shaped with an axe then uniformed with a draw knife.
Adz Hewn timbers are a more distressed and inconsistent finish than the hand hewn. The timbers are thoroughly scared with a ship carpenter's adz and then any remaining chunks are removed with a scarf slick working the opposite direction.