Faux Ceiling Beam FAQ
No. Our most common size is a 6" wide by 6" high by 10' long beam and it weighs under 19 pounds.
Yes. Our faux beams are constructed of mitered planks of high density polyurethane. This makes them: lightweight, easy to install with hidden mounting blocks and excellent for use in remodeling when you need to conceal things like ductwork and electrical wires. Since they are made of planks to your exact specifications you can choose the correct combination of planks, 2, 3 or 4 sided beams for your installation and be assured that they will all match.
Installing faux beams requires only basic tools and a little bit of time. Check out our installation instructions under the resources tab to get instructions specific to the look you want to create.
Create a distinctive, warm and inviting setting, indoors or out, with our faux wood ceiling beams. Available in a variety of textures from timber, to distressed, to raised grain looks. We offer a huge array of custom sized beams.
The impact of different ceiling beam sizes The thickness depends on the overall effect you want to achieve. Different thicknesses can even be combined for interesting effects. Larger beams, for instance, will make the ceiling feel a little lower, making the space feel a bit cozier. On the other hand, if you would rather add some elegance to the ceiling without bringing it down, then thinner beams might work better for you.
You should also know that thicker beams will look larger in a smaller space, so if you want to avoid a crowded feeling in bedrooms or other areas with low square footage, then it would be best to stick to a smaller beam. On the other hand, more open areas with high ceilings might be most benefited by larger sizes.
Choosing the right ceiling beam texture Magnolia and hewn textures give the appearance of a frontier home, adding a bit of cozy roughness to the home that harkens back to olden times. Our woodcrafted texture, on the other hand, adds a more high-class feel.
Regardless of the texture you choose, you will always add a highly realistic accent that resembles real wood.
Finding the best ceiling beam color The tone you choose will need to coordinate with your home’s color scheme in order to create the right effect. Overall, dark against light (and light against dark) will stand out a great deal. Darker colors work well with whitewashed ceilings to create a stark contrast that is pleasing to the eye. A mid-range color will create a homey feeling, while lighter woods can work with a bright color scheme.
Faux wood beams for kitchens Simple straight beams across the ceiling can create a western “adobe” feeling, while a truss system can bring a vaulted kitchen ceiling a little closer to earth. Patterned effects with lighter colored beams can create a stylish, chicer atmosphere for a modern kitchen.
Faux wood beams for entryways Tall, vaulted ceilings in entryways can be brought down a little closer to earth with a trussed approach, making the home feel more welcoming to visitors as they walk in the door. Conversely, a domed effect with intersecting beams can create a “wow” factor as you welcome visitors, letting them know that your home values class and grandeur.
Faux wood beams for living rooms Trusses create an old-fashioned rafters feel while using beams to form patterns can help complement ceiling fans and light fixtures. In living rooms with higher ceilings, ribbing the surface with decorative beams can create a vaulted appearance.