Good Place To Purchase Oak Beams

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by PeterK, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. PeterK

    PeterK Member

    Anyone have any tips about where I should purchase Oak Beams for around my fireplace. I've found one or two places online, but I thought I would ask on here for some tips.
    Looking for Beams 150mm x 250 x 1800mm. I require 3 at that lengths.
  2. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    Where in the country are you Peter?
  3. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Worth a look on ebay.
  4. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

    Local salvage yards often have a lot of them - especially if you want "character"
  5. PeterK

    PeterK Member

    I'm in Scotland, usually everything I get like that comes south of the Border.
  6. PeterK

    PeterK Member

    Yea I'm had brief looks on Ebay, might be the way to go.
  7. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    As said, loads on eBay.
  8. vivaro man

    vivaro man Active Member

    By and large deciduous broad leaved trees will be found south of the border. You need a working sawmill and a few of our English pounds. Roof rack and some rope and you'll have them home in no time.

    You can use 2nd hand oak beams but be careful of steel, grit and other foreign objects. New green oak is easier to work and can be distressed with a ball pein hammer, an adze and a draw knife.

    Good luck.

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