Pre-made Modern Contemporary air-dried Fireplace Beam - Light Oak
Current lead time 5-10 working days to dispatch
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The modern contemporary Light oak fireplace beam which is handmade by Cottage Beam combines a traditional fireplace beam style with a modern fireplace beam. This style is achieved through a blend of authentic farmhouse beam character, that includes multiple splits, knots, and flecks within the wood, and contemporary smooth clean lined edges.
All pre-made beams will be despatched next day.
Current Lead Time
5 - 10 Working Days
Beam Fixings & Installation
- All standard products are supplied with fixing for masonary walls. Please see our plasterboard section for dot-dab and plasterboard walls.
The air dried oak we use has some natural characteristics. These are due to the oak responding to environmental forces and changes over time. These natural characteristics give the oak a unique look and adds “personality” to all the products we produce. Due to this each beam / shelf is unique in its characteristics and will vary from piece to piece. Below are the characteristics you will find naturally occurring in our products:
Checks are the formation of cracks in the wood normally caused by tension stresses. They often develop early in drying because the lumber surfaces dry too quickly as a result of low relative humidity. Air dried oak can have surface checks which adds character.
Knots are usually with a darker coloured centre, outlined with resin and standing out from the grain. They give wood special character and make timber boards look more authentic as no two knots look the same.
These marks are a naturally occurring finish called "medullary rays" and are something which add a rich character and beauty to all of our oak products:
Our oak is sourced from well managed forests. We buy all PEFC & FSC certified timber. Our air dried oak is typically 2-5 years air dried.
Each Handmade Beam Is Unique
It's important to keep in mind that since every one of our oak fireplace beams are crafted by hand, there will be differences between each piece. Each oak beam or mantel will have its own individual cracks, knots, and splits that contribute to its natural characteristics. Please anticipate that these cracks may become more prominent after you receive your beam as it's a natural part of the acclimation process. We advise all customers to let the beam settle into its environment before beginning the installation.
We handcraft all our products to order in our Yorkshire workshop. If you require a length size which is non standard but still within the dimensions on the website, please choose the higher dimension closest to your size listed and state in the notes section at the checkout your actual required length. Please note other thickness dimensions will need to be quoted on a bespoke basis.
All of our products are made from kiln dried or air dried European oak which is PEFC certified. All our products are unique, displaying their own individual beauty through cracks, knots and splits. We use only the highest quality oak to try minimise any further movement as it acclimitalises to its new surroundings, however please allow for further movement as it settles into your home.
Shelf sizes may vary due to the machining and sanding process. Please allow for a 1.5cm difference. These differences will not be classed as a defect.
All fixtures are supplied ready for installation on our standard sized products.
If you have a plasterboard wall please add specialist plasterboard fixings from the fixing dropdown.
If you require a bespoke size made to your specific specifications then please call us. With custom orders you will need to provide your own fixings.