Beam Us Up Chestnut Beams Instead of Pine

We received a small bit of nice news today about a quality step-up in the ceiling beams with no additional cost. Here’s Kevin:

Swiss stone pine sample
Sample: Swiss Stone Pine
Pinus Cembra
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Europeam chestnut sample
Sample: European Chestnut
Castanea Sativa
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We had in the plan standard 16cm x 16cm pine beams. In getting ready to order the beams Alessandra and I got to discussing if a bigger beam might look better (though the 16s are perfectly nice and regularly used). We discussed this with Francisc and he came back to us with this: we will go to 18x18s and we will substitute CHESTNUT for pine, at NO extra cost … these will look better and add more character.

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