BEAMS, TIN & STONE
At Shenandoah Furniture Gallery we painstakingly salvage old barns and agricultural buildings to re-claim wood, stone, tin, and square nails.
We save and sell:
Hand-Hewn Antique Beams – These beams are hewed by hand with an axe from a round log. This ancient method of squaring timbers produces beams with unique texture and bold axe marks, showing off the craftsmen’s skills. Used extensively in barns and log structures, we carefully salvage our hand-hewn beams, often preferred for decorative ceiling beams, rafters, posts, and mantles.
Rough-Sawn Antique Beams – As the requests and methods increased for providing larger quantities of building timber, beams sawn by large circular saws became the norm for construction of late 19th and 20th century homes, barns, and other buildings. These beams, aged to rich gray-brown tones, boast a more uniform surface than our hand-hewn timbers. Frequently, used in much the same way for decorative purposes, these timbers are available in a wider range of sizes.
Re-Sawn Antique Wood Beams – If you prefer the more refined look of re-sawn beams for your project, yet want to utilize reclaimed antique beams for environmental, aesthetic or old world quality purposes, then Antique Re-Sawn Beams are a wonderful solution. We have the ability to create several surface textures to match the look you are seeking. From rough sawn, to planed smooth, to wire brushed or applied hand-hewning.
Faux Box Beams – Faux Box Beams provide the look and feel of solid wood beams while at the same time being much lighter, requiring less structural support for installation. Our box beams allow you to still obtain the desired affect of solid wood beams without the worry of whether the structure will support them. Our box beams are created using a 45 degree locking miter joint for superior fit, strength and ease of installation. Box beams are useful for hiding unsightly plumbing and conduit in difficult areas. We also provide complete box beam packages. Beams can be ordered pre-assembled or as parts.
Weathered Barn Siding and Paneling – Shenandoah Furniture Gallery offers weathered barn siding and paneling by special request. Ideal for creating a refined rustic interior or exterior, weather-aged barn boards can be used as-is or custom sized by us.
Staircase & Millwork Materials – We offer treads, risers, and landing goods to match and complement any of our floors – custom milled to order in both antique and new wood.
Log Veneer Walls – Perfect for both re-decorations or new home construction, log veneer walls create a warm and memorable living space. The timbers come from local fallen trees, and are cut, prepared, and antiqued by Shenandoah Furniture Gallery’s craftsmen to create look and feel of the late 1800s.
Counter or Bar Tops – Shenandoah Furniture Gallery creates custom counter tops or bar tops out of any of our woods and finishes to any dimension, and we’ll meet your design specs for shape and edging. Whether you’re looking for rustic oak or refined cherry or walnut, we’ll create the perfect bar or counter top for you.
Antique Tin – Weathered and rusty, antique tin is a unique material that is perfect for a wide range of living environments. When applied to a ceiling it provides texture and a warm feel. As backing behind ceiling beams it reveals the feel of an old barn structure. Used as paneling, antique tin provides a comfortable feel to any room. The tin is light enough to be cut, yet sturdy enough to hold its shape. Sheets are typically two feet in width and range from 8 to 12 feet in length.
Antique Stone – We collect antique stone from our projects around the Shenandoah Valley. This ancient stone displays color and character unlike any from more newly-quarried stone. Its special character comes from weather, from wind, from rain, from wear. Antique stone is available in various quantities and sizes. Add that special touch to a new or historic project.
Wood Fireplace Mantles – Shenandoah Furniture Gallery creates custom wood fireplace mantles from a wide variety of reclaimed materials, including any of our beams. Hand-hewn beam mantles bear rugged marks from a broad axe. Rough-sawn beam mantles are more refined, but still include the circular saw marks from milling over a century ago. We can also re-saw and plane antiques in a cleaner, more modern style.
Square Nails – We save the best square or “cut” nails from the farm buildings we salvage. Square cut nails were used widely in American construction from 1820 to 1910, when the modern “wire” nail came into being. Cut nails are sheared from steel plate, and this process also tapers the nail shank. The distinctive flat square head is then stamped. Shenandoah square nails provide special and authentic detail for heirloom furniture and finishing projects.
Reclaimed Wood Shelves – Reclaimed wooden shelves are 100 percent recycled wood from barns and farm structures. All shelves are about 2″ thick and widths range from 4″ to 12″ in 2″ increments. Lengths are available from 2′ to 10′ in 1′ increments.