Faux Beams Installation
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All of our products can be installed using standard carpentry tools. We recommend using a high quality construction adhesive like PL Premium along with screws or nails. Be sure to put your fasteners through to studs or joists. For patching joints and holes, use non-shrinking sandable latex wood filler on interior products, and automotive bondo for exterior applications.
Faux beam installation is an easy, process. If you are not comfortable with your measuring and cutting skills, you might choose to have a finish carpenter or contractor install them for you.
Step 1 Decide the placement of your faux beams. Remember, you may have objects on your ceiling that might hinder exact placement, such as lights, fans, AC vents, smoke detectors and fire sprinklers.
Step 2 Measure and mark on the ceiling the centers of each faux ceiling beam. Snap a chalk line from mark to mark. This will give you a line to place your supports on from one side of the ceiling to the other.
Step 3 You should use 2x3 or 2x4 blocks bevel cut to fit the inner space of your faux beams. Use 1 block for every 4 ft of beam. The blocks are best held in place with a 3/16th x 4 inch toggle bolt . Drill holes in the ceiling along the chalk line using a 1/2 inch drill bit. Put your toggle bolts through a hole drilled directly in the center of your blocks.
(Note-You do not need to hit a stud to hold these beams up. If you do hit a stud, replace your toggle bolts with 4 inch deck screws). Tighten your block as tight as you can without pulling them through the drywall.
Step 4 Measure and cut your faux beams to length. Apply construction adhesive to the beam. Put the beam over your blocks and screw each side of the beam into the blocks with 2 inch long screws.
Step 5 You may have gaps at the bottom ends of your beams. These can be filled with our colored caulk. See the Supplies section for colors.