What is a Hand Hewn Beam?

What is a Hand Hewn Beam?

The term hew means to strike or blow with a tool such as an axe. Hewing wood is using a sharp instrument to shape a log from an uneven circle to a box or square shape. Simply put, it is using a tool to make a beam of wood suitable for framing structures. Hand hewing is the process of doing this without machinery. When a log is  hand hewn into a ...
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