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Types of Faux and Fake Ceiling Beams

Types of Faux and Fake Ceiling Beams

Ceiling beams are one of the most striking architectural features to include in your home, as they add warmth, depth, and richness anywhere they’re used.

Unfortunately, installing solid wood beams is often impractical because of their expense and weight. Luckily, faux ceiling beams offer the same look without the high price tag. And unlike solid beams, installing faux wood beams is an easy, DIY process.

Here, we explore different textures of wood beams to help you choose the right one for your project!

Magnolia Beams

Old Tuscan Beams

Hewn Beams
Saw Cut Beams

Wood Crafted Beams

Old Barn Beams
Wind Drift Beams

Dock Wood Beams

What Are Faux Ceiling Beams?

Faux ceiling beams are decorative features made to mimic the look of solid wood beams. A quality faux beam will be indistinguishable from real wood.

You may hear other manufacturers refer to types of “fake wood” beams, but we prefer to use the term “faux wood” beams.

Faux wood beams are a smart alternative to solid wood beams because they’re:

  • More affordable to purchase, ship, and maintain
  • Lightweight and easy to install yourself
  • Handcrafted from durable high-density polyurethane
  • Fully customizable in width, height, and length
  • Hollow and can be used to cover unsightly ductwork or ceiling imperfections
  • Resistant to fading in the sun, warping, cracking, and damage from pests
  • Virtually maintenance-free
  • Available in authentic styles and colors

Types of Faux Wood Beams

Whatever your home's style and your personal taste, there's a faux ceiling beam to match your vision.

Our collection of faux beams comes in a wide variety of colors and textures. Beam styles can adapt to any home, from classic and charming to sleek and contemporary.

If you have trouble deciding which faux beam style you like best, order samples of your favorites! After purchase, we will send you a code to use during checkout to deduct the cost of up to five samples from your full product purchase.

Magnolia Beams

Magnolia Beams

This type of ceiling beam brings natural, rustic beauty to your home. The distressed wood texture has an authentic wood look that can be used for both interior and exterior designs.

Finishes range from Log and Sable to Fresh Coffee and Burnished, providing you with a wide range of options and looks. If you love this style but want to finish it differently, order it unfinished!

Magnolia Faux Wood Beams are perfect for a rural country home--or a suburban home looking to capture the feel of the peaceful countryside.

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Old Tuscan Beams

Old Tuscan Beams

Looking for a beam option that can bring old-world charm to your home?

Old Tuscan Faux Wood Beams embody the essence of Mediterranean style. The highly distressed texture works beautifully with a range of architectural styles from Italian to eighteenth-century American.

Old Tuscan beams are perfect as a complement to a fireplace mantel or as part of a truss system. They come in a wide range of finishes from the dark hue of Fresh Coffee to light brown Brunette.

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Hewn Beams

Hewn Beams

Hewn Wood Faux Beams are timeless and stunningly beautiful. This beam style reflects the dedication and skill of craftsmen who chopped and shaped logs into beams using only an axe.

The subtle nicks and distressed texture of this beam remind you of Old-World, European style. With seven authentic colors, there’s a beam color to pair with any type of flooring, wall color, or furniture.

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Saw Cut Beams

Saw Cut Beams

This type of wood beam is made to look like it was resawn by an old sawmill. Saw Cut Faux Beams work in a variety of applications, from simple ceiling beam designs to complicated truss systems.

The gorgeous natural wood grain look makes these beams suitable for many architectural and interior styles. If you’re looking for a more unique beam, order them unfinished. They’ll arrive at your doorstep ready to be painted!

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Woodcrafted Beams

Wood Crafted Beams

If you prefer a subtle look with slightly more texture, Wood Crafted Faux Beams fit the bill.

This type of ceiling beam is perfect for kitchens, living rooms, and outdoor living spaces that straddle the line between classic and contemporary.

The slightly raised grain texture adds warmth, while the dramatic undertones give them a bold, modern touch.

With a wide variety of finishes available, this faux wood beam is one of the most versatile styles you can choose to add to your home.

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WOld Barn Wood Beams

The weathered, perfectly aged appearance of Old Barn Faux Wood Beams looks as though they were made from authentic reclaimed barn wood.

The rough-sawn, deep-grain texture of these beams is great for trusses, or as interior and exterior accents.

Although this type of wood beam has a vintage appearance, its squared edges make it a great fit for clean contemporary spaces.

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Wind Drift Beams

Wind Drift Beams

Wind Drift Faux Wood Beams offer a modern and gentle appearance, perfect for coastal-themed homes like beach houses and seaside cottages.

This beam's vintage look and smooth texture represent some of the biggest home interior design trends while remaining timeless and classic.

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Dock Wood Beams

Eye-catching Dock Wood ceiling beams capture the appearance of weathered wood that’s been battered by the elements. Handcrafted by skilled artisans, this beam style highlights the same beautiful grain lines and texture of the real wood.

Dock Wood Quick Ship Beams are only available in two sizes, so they’re not recommended for covering existing structures but are great for jobs that require a quick turnaround.


Ways to Use Faux Wood Beams: Tips and Inspiration

Now that you’ve explored different types of beams, let’s talk about how you can use them to transform your home.

Faux wood ceiling beams are versatile. Use them to separate an open concept space, install them to lower the height of a tall ceiling, or use them to add personality to any room. To get started, all you need is a strong concept and a little inspiration!

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Add Cozy Vibes to a Bedroom

Using Magnolia Faux Wood Beams in Fresh Coffee, the high ceiling in the bedroom appears lower, and more intimate.

This homeowner installed ceiling beams next to the skylights to take advantage of the natural light.

Use Ceiling Beams to Separate Spaces

Wood beams don’t have to stick to the ceiling!

A vertical Hewn Faux Wood Beam visually separates this reading nook from the rest of the room.

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Upgrade a Blank Canvas Ceiling With Wood Beams

This flat, expansive ceiling benefits from the authentic textured wood look of Old Barn Faux Wood Beams.

Here, the exposed ceiling beams add interest and dimension to an otherwise bland ceiling. The Burnished finish of these beams pairs beautifully with the hardwood flooring and wood-accented barstools.

Looking for more beamed ceiling design ideas? Check out our blog which features innovative ceiling beam design ideas that will perfectly complement any room size, shape, and style.

Transform Your Home With Faux Wood Beams

Save time and money without sacrificing looks or durability with quality faux wood beams. There is no need to hire a professional to get the job done. Our collection of faux wood beams is so easy to install, you can complete your project in a matter of hours.

Down to the nicks, notches, and wood grains, we make every faux wood beam with attention to detail. You and your guests won’t be able to tell the difference!

An impressive home upgrade starts with selecting your favorite faux wood beam style and color.