Premium “Hand Select” Appearance

Premium “Hand Select” Appearance

Western Structures’ top appearance classification; for use when aesthetic appeal is of utmost importance. All lumber used in the beam is hand selected to the most discerning standards.  These beautiful beams will still exhibit the natural visual character of the lumber, such as knots and distorted grain.

  • Lumber is pre-graded for sound-tight knots and limited defect
  • Maximum open void of ¾” on either face or side
  • No wood filler unless specified
  • Edges eased as specified by customer
  • No wane
  • Corners eased on wide faces exposed to view
Face Lamination 3-1/8″ 3-1/2″ 5-1/8″ 5-1/2″ 6-3/4″ 8-3/4″ 10-3/4″
Maximum Void 1/2″ 1/2″ 3/4″ 3/4″ 3/4″ 1″ 1″
Max Sound Knot 1/2″ 1/2″ 3/4″ 3/4″ 7/8″ 1-1/2″ 2″
  • No wane

  • Corner eased per customer specification

  • Voids are left open with the intent of not being repaired to emphasize natural characteristics

  • Narrow faces are surfaced per customer specification

  • Limber is pre-graded for sound, tight knots and limited defect

  • Maximum open void of ¾" on either face of side

  • The two wide faces are floor sanded for a smooth finish for minimal to no on-site finishing

Contact Us

Western Structures
(541) 344-8878

22833 Vaughn Road
Veneta, Oregon 97487