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Maine Timber Works - Hardwood Flooring, Custom Millwork, Stairs and Treds, Mouldings, Hand Hewn Beams, Wide Plank Flooring  

Custom Sawn Beams


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Making Hand Hewn Beams

These photos illustrate the traditional, time-honored method of hand hewing beams.

Step 1 Eastern white pine log
Step 2 Marking beam dimensions
Step 3 Securing the log with iron dogs
Step 4 Scoring log with felling ax
Step 5 Hewing with broad ax
Step 6 Two more sides to go
Step 7 More hewing
Step 8 One more side to go
Finished The completed beam

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