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Forum topic by chrisstef posted 12-30-2014 04:31 PM 756 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chrisstef

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12-30-2014 04:31 PM

Im looking to buy or trade (lumber, tools, skills) a barn beam to use as a mantle for our fireplace. Looking for something in the 6”x6”x8’ range. Located in central CT. If anyone has a beam of that nature kicking around id love to see what you’ve got. Thanks for looking.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk


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summerfi

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#1 posted 12-30-2014 05:07 PM

Hey Stef, if you can’t find a suitable beam, here’s the alternative I chose. I made my own fake beam out of 1x pine. It’s around 6” high and 12” deep in the middle with a curved front. No one who’s ever looked at it realized it wasn’t solid unless I told them.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 12-30-2014 05:14 PM

That’s my back up plan Bob. Ive got some nailed riddled reclaimed oak kicking around the shop that I can use if I cant come up with a reasonably priced beam.

I really like like the whole set up you’ve got going on there. The stone work is killer.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#3 posted 12-30-2014 09:59 PM

I may have one, but its not in Central CT!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#4 posted 12-30-2014 10:23 PM

That is spectacular Bob.

-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 12-30-2014 10:33 PM

Bob that’s a nice fake beam.

Stef you got to have a beam guy on your payroll, no? (if you did you wouldn’t be asking) #&$#!!!!
Don’t know any beam guys in CT, few other guys but no beam guys.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 12-30-2014 11:05 PM

No beam guy unfortunately but pillaging around the shop today i stumbled across some lumber i had totally forgot about. Some wide board pine boards from the Loomis Chafee Homestead which was built sometime in the early 18th century in windsor ct. Ill rock it Bob style and box it all out.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#7 posted 12-30-2014 11:51 PM

it sounds like a plan to me!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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