Beam Carving

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Jeff Southerland of Proper Outdoor
6"x6"x8' Cedar Beam
6"x6"x8' Cedar Beam
6"x6"x8' Cedar Beam
6"x6"x8' Cedar Beam
Cedar Beam Logo Carving

Big

Heavy

Beautiful

My machines are hungry- Please feed them!

Beams/Mantlepieces

Heavy pieces of wood are my favorite to carve. They offer a lot of depth for design possibilities and are fun to watch form.

The best thing about heavy material, however, is the presence that massive materials exude-- they can be felt almost tangibly as if they are themselves a force. Standing in front of an enormous mass that has been intricately decorated is an experience usually only had when entering a sacred space: castles, temples, gardens, hearths, etc.

Pergolas

Of course, these carved components can still be used as structural supports (see 2020 FW Home & Garden Show pergola by Proper Outdoor in reel above).

These carvings can be combined with lights to glow from within as well.

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(Just some inspiration).