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Beams & Rafters

The travi and pianelle (timber-beamed ceiling) are the most important interior feature in Tuscan construction. The typical ceiling for rustic homes is comprised of a long beam (about 10-12 inches in diameter), trave maestra, crossed by the secondary beam, corrente, which sustain the ceiling tiles. Chestnut, Rovere oak, elm and poplar are the most commonly used woods. Tree trunks were traditionally left in their natural state, neither planed nor squared off, just draw-knifed. We believe that these reclaimed beams, each with its unique character add great charm to the interior of a home. We import beams and rafters both new custom cut and reclaimed. For further specifications, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Local: 650-325-7291
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Tuscan Resource, Inc.