Ceiling beams add texture and dimension to your living space. Some invoke the feeling of a bygone era when hand-hewn and rough-sawn beams were used in 18th and 19th-century homes, barns and other structures. Such beams provided essential support to upper floors and roof systems. Exposed solid wood beams appeared in many residences around the world. You'll find them in every kind of structure, from cottages to castles. Unfortunately, this practice depleted forests of old-growth oaks.
Beams are distinct architectural features with a particular rustic charm effect that adds warmth and depth to any home project. This is a look that is now being sought after by urban decors to be incorporated into contemporary spaces.