Installing Faux Wood Ceiling Beams
Faux wood ceiling beams – exposed wooden timber add interest, character and beauty to the living room of a home. But in real timber is always part of the construction of a building. And if the home does not have heavy timber construction. So installation real heavy wood is not an option. One way to get the look of heavy timbers without the requirement of a certain structural system is to install fake wooden beams in the ceiling of a room. These beams are nonstructural, cosmetic additions that are easy to install. And also provides a cost effective way to change the look of a space.
Measure the length of the ceiling. Book your faux wood ceiling beams according to these measurements. And also mark the places where you want beams to be install. Then find ceiling structure using stud finder. You must enclose blocking something that will provide structural support, so finding the wood ceiling beams or roof trusses on the other side of the ceiling is very important. These are wooden members, conceal by the ceiling material that provides support from the ceiling. Measure the distance between the inner hollow portions of the faux wood beam.
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As a result, mark places for blocking at 6-foot intervals along the line where the faux wood ceiling beams will go. With the aid of the drilling machine, the wood screw blocking the ceiling structure at those locations. Cut faux wood beams to length, which is based on the ceiling measurements. Lift the beam into place and attach the wood block using finish nails and a hammer, and take care not to damage the headliner adjacent to the new module.