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