PSE – Planed Square Edges
These are the same process and it creates a clean square edged beam. All 6 faces are cut and planed to a smooth surface.
The shape of your oak mantel or fireplace beam can dramatically alter the characteristics and overall appearance. There are various degrees of shaping that create contours and curves along the edge and/or face of the beam to get the right effect for you.
Please note, the style of your oak beam is determined by the shaping, the colour and any extras to enhance its effect. Please only use this page as a guide to the amount of shaping your Oak beam may need.
The shapes are created on either the face of the beam, the edges or sometimes both. These areas are highlighted in the text against each shape.
Any shapes that have an asterisk (*) against them have a small surcharge.