Old Oak Children's Beams | Children's Trusses and Squares

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Old oak child beams

in stock

Large, uniform lots of old oak child beams available for architectural (renovation) projects.

Wood type
Old Oak
Section size
8x8 to 12x12 cm
Section sizes available
200 cm / 220 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 300 cm / 400 cm
Lengths available
Unfinished, brushed or planed
Architectural (renovation) projects
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What are child beams?

Child beams are an important part of a wood joist. The smaller beams, often in head sizes such as 10×10 cm or 12×12 cm, lie transverse to or inside the nut beams. The child beams bridge the free space between the large, heavy nut beams, thus supporting the plank floor. Child beams are also called wooden rafters.

A lesson in the history of children’s bars….

In addition to their structural function, child beams have an aesthetic function in old buildings. The number of child beams played a role in the client’s status. The smaller the spacing between child beams, the higher the status and wealth of the assignee. A joist with a high number of child beams exudes a certain “grandeur. A stately property such as a chateau or mansion usually has a relatively high number of child beams.

What are nut bars?

The large nut beams are real construction beams with heavy head sizes such as 25×25 cm, 30×30 cm or 35×35 cm. These joists run from wall to wall and carry the weight of the entire floor: the child beams along with the plank floor. Often the nut beams can be distinguished from other types of beams by the large number of notches, these are the places where the child beams were attached. A beam with small notch spacing logically goes together with a large number of child beams. So this is an indication that the beam came from a stately home!

What is the difference between child beams and purlins?

The difference is mainly in size. First, a children’s beam is usually square, say 10×10 cm. A purlin, on the other hand, is rectangular, say 10×15 cm or 10×20 cm. This larger head size has the advantage that it can span larger distances, for example 300 cm or 350 cm, while limiting the additional weight of the joist. So old purlins are usually longer than child beams. Second, there may also be a difference in function. An oak child beam supports the floor of the storey, while a purlin can support the roofing in addition to this function. In this case, the purlins often run lengthwise in the roof.

How old are used child beams?

Children’s beams are often more than a hundred years old. Today, oak joists are very labor intensive. In addition, there are numerous other solutions and building materials available to support a storey floor. In the past, however, child beams were staples in the construction of large buildings. Many antique child beams still contain hand-forged nails, indicating a very advanced age. For example, we have batches of child beams in stock from properties built in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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