Where’s the adze and get the slick! We are going to hew some timbers. Kellin? There you are, let’s get to work.
We hew different types of timber depending on the project. We prefer to hew white pine, but have hewn hemlock, douglas fir and even white oak. The harder the wood, the harder is it to hew.
The beams above were hand hewn and received an application of driftwood stain by minwax. They were used as decorative trusses in the home shown below. Pretty cool project!
Below is a frame with hand hewn hemlock timbers that were finished with a natural / clear stain. What do you think? Do you like the character the hewing adds to beams?
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