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  • n. Plural form of viga.


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  • One option with the concrete vigas is to paint them to resemble faux wood.


  • The roofs were flat and supported by trimmed logs called vigas, and they leaked.

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  • Built in the rustic style characteristic of the area with pink granite walls and massive hand-hewn wooden beams, known as "vigas", supporting the ceilings.

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  • The porch roof which they just finished has steel "vigas" made by our "balconero" and "bovadillas" covered by cement, of course.

    Progress on our house

  • Overhead, the bare pine beams that supported the flat roof, and which I would learn to call "vigas," were dark brown stripes against the white ceiling, each ending in a wooden corbel where it met the wall.

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  • The flat roof over the kitchen, dining room and laundry roof will be the same as the porch except the "vigas" will be wider (2” angle instead of 1 ½”) and closer together (thus shorter "bovedillas"), because of a longer span and to add strength

    Progress on our house

  • The 58 rooms are well appointed in a restrained Southwestern fashion, with kiva-style gas fireplaces, latillas and vigas (wood beams) in the ceilings, and hand-carved four-poster beds so high the hotel provides stools to climb onto their cushy mattresses.

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  • While it would be ideal to bring back all of the vigas we need for our new home, it would be kind of impractical.


  • Some of these carvings showed real talent and the prices were very right compared to what similar vigas sell for here in NM.


  • If you don't know what vigas are, well, it's a kind of ceiling - they lay large beams and then in between they lay vigas - which are traditionally slender aspen poles.

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