Wood beams for sale have had previous owners treat them to prevent the wood from being damaged by termites or other pests. These beams are often sold at incredibly low prices because their original owner was unable to pay the costs of treating them. When you see these for sale on the internet or from any other source, they have been carefully treated to resemble their new condition and make them suitable to be used in building.
Wood beams are usually galvanized using special pigments that have been specially produced for this purpose. When buying wood ceiling beams for sale online, check that the retailer offers this type of service. It’s worth confirming that the timber has been cured using zinc and not chlorine or any other commonly found chemical. A reputable wood seller should be able to show you a proof of cure certificate. You could also request that the retailer provide you with a sample of this treatment for a small fee.