How to Install 150 Year Old Hand Hewn Beams // DIY Project - Smarter Every Day 186

  • Published: 19 January 2018
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Comments • 1 547

  • Gamefreak
    Gamefreak  2 years back

    8:23 those few seconds where everyone realizes “hey, that’s pretty smart. Why aren’t we doing that” lol I loved that brief silence

    • Harmless Bird
      Harmless Bird  2 years back

      Gamefreak $

    • Random Mcranderson
      Random Mcranderson  2 years back

      Screws are usually much stronger in tensile capacity than shear - sometimes 50% or more. So they're much stronger driven from the bottom.

    • Brent Long
      Brent Long  2 years back

      As someone getting into woodworking, I really appreciate this video.

    • Kevin Klika
      Kevin Klika  2 years back

      "*brrrrtttt*... Liiiiike it grew there!"

  • Min Z
    Min Z  1 weeks back

    my god making videos can be paying, good job

    • Baba Ayman
      Baba Ayman  1 weeks back

      WTF, those nice beams put in as decoration....

      Your friend took the easy way out, it would have been possible to put those in as actual support beams

      • thenamethatwasntaken
        thenamethatwasntaken  1 months back

        I hope there aren't many earthquakes where you live! That mantle piece is cool, but I feel like those beams are going to crush something in that room one day.

        • karel bellic
          karel bellic  1 months back

          My two fovourite things, in one video!

          • Ethan Crouch
            Ethan Crouch  2 months back

            I didn’t know you had lived in Cullman, that’s really cool.

            • ivyanatomy
              ivyanatomy  2 months back

              Shame on you Destin for recommending a company that blatantly rips off their customers by charging $10.00 plus dollars for cheap meals. You need to be "Smarter" yourself once in a while. Thanks to your fraudulent plug and misleading plug for your sponsor I can no longer trust you or support your sponsors, after learning of yours and their deceptive business practices. $40.00 for a two-person dinner, seriously? Please get a clue and begin filtering your sponsors, if you haven't already. I, for one, would have been much "Smarter" for not subscribing to your videos. Mark my word - it won't happen again.

              • kashabash
                kashabash  2 months back

                My Hand Hewn beam is only 149 years old...wdid?

                • omzig18
                  omzig18  2 months back

                  I live in an old house from the 30s and when I tore out the bathroom floor ( it was rotten) I found the main beams were 16x16 hand hewn cedar i wish i could do this with them but they are holding my house up.

                  • shin1300
                    shin1300  2 months back

                    I always thought woods are fragile building material, but seeing those beams & doors came from 1800's I have a new appreciation for them

                    • Archer
                      Archer  2 months back

                      We have a lot of old barns, like the one those beams come out of, were I live. When one gets torn down, they remove the roof, all the wall boards and doors, till it is just a skeleton of beams. Then they have to use tractors and/or semis to pull the beam frame to make it collapse. Today's lumber can't hold a candle to the old wood.

                  • Vaal River
                    Vaal River  2 months back

                    So sad... That old beam is like fake news. I'm not a cruel person, but if it had a chance to fall and bump your head... That would make me feel warm inside :))

                    • xian01000101
                      xian01000101  2 months back

                      Borax is used as a poison to insects, I have made borax baits for ants and roaches with jelly and borax. The borax will kill the insects and other insects may eat the dead ones killing them too. Also hugely helpful, borax is a great fire retardant used by old theaters on curtains and wood.

                      • Sigurd Kalles
                        Sigurd Kalles  2 months back

                        i like that he says that "people come from all over the world" and then shows a map of america xD

                        • Donut wallet
                          Donut wallet  2 months back

                          im going to wallace next year for robotics and i live in fultondale
                          you should try to do a video about kamtek i do robotics maintenance there

                        • eduardo gonzalez
                          eduardo gonzalez  2 months back

                          That place must be dry af to keep that in good condition

                          • Kyle Kowalczyk
                            Kyle Kowalczyk  3 months back

                            I love seeing the wide variety of interests and skills on this channel. Not only do you work on cutting edge rocket tech, but can also bring new life into something hand made from over 100 years ago.

                            • Kastrinatisharatanay
                              Kastrinatisharatanay  3 months back

                              as an architect I'm absolutely horryfied

                              • Du Rexx
                                Du Rexx  3 months back

                                Borax is harmless to humans huh? Guess you find out something new everyday

                                • Lo Tek
                                  Lo Tek  2 months back

                                  *"in this application"

                              • Henry McCausland
                                Henry McCausland  3 months back

                                you are almost as good as linus from ltt at segways

                                • Matthew Calle
                                  Matthew Calle  3 months back

                                  i just realized that i grew up not that far from you i in walker county

                                  • Grant Erskine
                                    Grant Erskine  3 months back

                                    My crackhead step-dad had a house that looked like that antique shop, just with more scrap aluminum.

                                    • AirsickCashew
                                      AirsickCashew  3 months back

                                      please don't tell me hes calling it a mortise and TENDON

                                      • Spruce Wayne
                                        Spruce Wayne  3 months back

                                        Man, you're my hero!

                                        • Donaven Kollas
                                          Donaven Kollas  3 months back

                                          That transition was smooth as slightly wrinkled sink

                                          • Nannette Battista
                                            Nannette Battista  3 months back

                                            Enjoy woodprix woodworking instructions.

                                            • Seeret Kalsi
                                              Seeret Kalsi  3 months back

                                              Alabama 100?

                                              • Stacey Lee
                                                Stacey Lee  3 months back

                                                Is your fridge missing in this video?

                                                • J.D. EXPERIMENTS
                                                  J.D. EXPERIMENTS  3 months back

                                                  USA- 150 year beams
                                                  south INDIA- Hold my roof

                                                  • lasser
                                                    lasser  3 months back

                                                    Living in a 150 year old house with lots of hand hewn beams out of the 17th and 18th century everywhere which are REAL structural elements this looks a bit superficial to me. But ok, different strokes for different people…
                                                    But there would have been better ways to do the botching ;-) Do a better job in measuring the ceiling next time and use the already existing holes and checks to fasten the beam. And a wooden nail is slimmer on one side and looks beated on the other…

                                                    • Eric Taylor
                                                      Eric Taylor  3 months back

                                                      You should check out the Old Faithful Inn. The oldest part of the building looks like a rustic old cabin but it is actually a modern (if a 115 year old building can be considered "modern") steel frame building. But all the steel is clad with wood taken from the local pine forest.

                                                      • Eric Taylor
                                                        Eric Taylor  3 months back

                                                        8:13 Nice catch.

                                                        • Shehan Saleem
                                                          Shehan Saleem  3 months back

                                                          Wow, Antique Wood looks Awesome <3

                                                          • AnFer
                                                            AnFer  3 months back

                                                            Thank you, I may need that some day 😂😂

                                                            • John Mead
                                                              John Mead  3 months back

                                                              so many things wrong with that. But! lust for looks, right. lol

                                                              • Kilr Debario
                                                                Kilr Debario  4 months back

                                                                borax is an endocrine perturbator just so you know

                                                                • Ben Searle
                                                                  Ben Searle  4 months back

                                                                  Your wife honestly looks like she could be your sibling

                                                                  • Josh Chappell
                                                                    Josh Chappell  4 months back

                                                                    Where's your refrigerator?

                                                                    • Cutie cat 1o1
                                                                      Cutie cat 1o1  4 months back


                                                                      Me:thinks of Minecraft

                                                                      • Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi
                                                                        Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi  4 months back

                                                                        T.V so high it would give neck pain....😕 I loved the fan though and fireplace wood!

                                                                        • Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi
                                                                          Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi  4 months back

                                                                          beam fell on Batman in Batman

                                                                          • Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi
                                                                            Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi  4 months back

                                                                            why you need a tons of weight hanging on your wooden roof with screws in a wooden house with kids? it looks posh but I would not risk so much weight hanging.

                                                                            • John Stutz
                                                                              John Stutz  4 months back




                                                                              • John Chamy
                                                                                John Chamy  4 months back

                                                                                swag..... UP! xD

                                                                                • Sammy
                                                                                  Sammy  4 months back

                                                                                  I love when Destin's accent comes out

                                                                                  • Lewis C
                                                                                    Lewis C  4 months back

                                                                                    Initially I thought this video is about removing these old beams from your house

                                                                                    • Mätä Matthias
                                                                                      Mätä Matthias  4 months back

                                                                                      I have about 280 in my home... i want to remove them

                                                                                      • ittotaq
                                                                                        ittotaq  4 months back

                                                                                        That catch though lol

                                                                                        • Lorentari
                                                                                          Lorentari  4 months back

                                                                                          As an engineer from Scandinavia what blew my mind the most about this video is when you said you go to church - I did not see that one coming..