Simulated wood beams or trusses will make a real difference in the appearance of your ceiling. Exposed beams are very classy.
Real wood would be too expensive for most of us. The alternative is faux wood beams and trusses. They are made of High Density Foam (HDF). Very durable and can be cut and sawn just like real wood.
These projects can be home self help projects, but it is always easier to hire a professional to do your remodel project. For those adventurous souls who like to get their hands dirty, here is a link to some valuable instructions on how to do the installations.
How To Install Faux Wood Beam
Accessories for dressing up the beams and trusses can be ordered along with your beams. Installation accessories are also available.
Shown here is a simulated plate with 4 bolt heads. Use this and other similar attachments to make your beams and trusses look like the real thing.
NUTS | BOLTS | CLAVOS – BEAM ACCESSORIES
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