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Which Oak Beam Would Suit Your Home?

by Freddie Armstrong

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Spoilt for choice with our super-size range of oak beams and don’t know which one would best suit your home? You’ve come to the right place. In this week’s blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the fantastic features of our best-selling beams. This should help you to decide which one to pick for your fireplace.

Our Classic Oak Fireplace Mantel – the perfect choice for modern homes

With their clean, straight edges, which just ooze simplicity and elegance, our classic oak beams fit in perfectly in modern homes. If you like clean white walls and sharp edges, our classic beam will slot right into your room. Think less is more. No clutter, just understated, effortless elegance.

The natural wood of our classic oak beams will help to liven up a lonely-looking fireplace and breathe life back into your home. There really is nothing like solid oak to bring a touch of warmth to a room.

If you have an older house or more traditional decor, the classic oak beam is also a wonderful way to add a more modern-looking feature to your room.

Our Aged Rustic Oak Beams – ideal for period properties

One of our most popular fireplace beams, our Aged Oak Beam is the ideal option for older homes. With its distressed edges and textured surfaces, it will give the impression that it’s been part of your home for hundreds of years – rather than something you only installed a few weeks ago. Plus, its time-worn appearance means that it’s a really easy way to add even more character to your home. We give these beams a brushed finish which raises the grain for beautiful finish.

Aged rustic oak beams also go surprisingly well in modern properties, as they create a contrast. This can help give depth and interest to your decor.

Shaped Oak Beams – add an element of ‘softness’ to your fireplace

Our shaped oak beams are skilfully crafted to give the appearance of a natural-edged beam.

This oak beam, with its softened corners and edges, looks good in both modern and more traditional homes. If you’re after an oak mantel for your fireplace which is as close as possible to a natural piece of wood, then this is the one to go for. If you like things to look as untouched as possible, the shaped oak beam is the one for you.

Kiln-dried Oak Beams – create the illusion of a built-in oak lintel

Our new kiln-dried oak beams are the ideal option if you want to have a crack-free oak beam. This very modern square-design oak beam can be used to create the appearance of a built-in oak lintel without the cracks of an air dried beam. Perfect if you like modern, square edges and extra-smooth surfaces.

We have oak beams to suit every home

We hope we’ve helped you to choose the right oak beam for your room! Of course, these are just some of the oak beams we have available here at Traditional Beams – See our full selection here. Just let us know if you need any advice on which one to go for.