spanish style beams

Spanish Style Vaulted and Concealed Beam Ceilings

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In large and lofty halls, stone arches were thrown across and, on these, either flat or laid to a pitch, rested the wooden covering. In this way a broad span was accomplished in a manner both impressive and economical. This was an ancient Asiatic system, perhaps Syrian in origin, which was much used in northern […]

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Spanish Style Carved Beamed Ceilings

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Comparing the Spanish beamed ceiling with the more familiar French, Flemish, and English examples, we find that the Spanish was almost invariably of pine, and those north of the Pyrenees, of oak. In the latter the art of joinery and molded sections was carried to a nicety. Timber lengths were shortened and carefully dovetailed, mortised, […]

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