After reclaiming thousands of beautifully made hand hewn timbers we have gained an incredible amount of respect for the men and women who made them way back in the day. Today two kinds of joists can be found: Rough sawn and hand hewn. Rough sawn timbers were made using a circular saw blade. But the guys who didn’t mess around made their joists by hand. Check out this video to see the few ways hand hewn timbers were made. Then show some respect to the lumberjack!!