Outdoor, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Shrubs, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Back Yard Angled beams are a fixture of the structure, both inside and out. The beams “are an expression of the design, so they’re reinforcing view lines,” Winkelman says, “but they’re also weaving together the different axes of the site."  Photo 4 of 7 in An Artist Builds a Wooden Home That Lets Nature Be the Boss