How do I build a wood box beam?

Answer A wood box beam is a decorative element made up from pieces of wood trim. You can use a boxed beam to cover unwanted wires. A box beam also can be used as a decorative element that adds charm to a ... Read More »

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Wood Beam Types?

Laminated, engineered, natural timber---a beam's not just a beam and the classifications can be confusing. Wood, a plentiful, renewable resource, provides a strong, readily available material for b... Read More »

What distance can you span with a wood beam?

The distance you can span with a wood beam depends on the weight that the beam will bear and the size of the beam. The more weight a beam will bear, the shorter the distance that the beam can span.... Read More »

What size of wood beam is used for barn roof purlins?

Roof purlins, the wood strips used to tie roof trusses together and provide a point of attachment for roofing materials, are typically made from two by four lumber, spaced two feet apart.Source:Nat... Read More »

How to Build a Post and Beam Barn?

A real post and beam barnThere are many articles on the web about building a post and beam barn. However all of them are wrong! They describe building a pole barn not how to build a post and beam b... Read More »