There’s lots of great wood beams in the old log cabins as well as post and beam barns of yesterday. While we’d rather see people save the old buildings, one of the next best uses is in houses for ceiling beams, faux beams, and room partitions. We get 4×4’s up through 10×10’s in the Midwest barns. We gather larger beams from the local commercial buildings and some of the barns on the East coast. There’s a wide variety of wood species from America Elm, Rock Elm, Red Oak, White Oak, Ash, Douglas Fir, White Pine and even some Maple here and there.
To calculate price, we use a number of factors including size (thickness, width, and length), surface texture, and wood species.
The surface texture varies significantly depending on when, how, and what type of building was constructed.