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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Faux Wood Beam
I made my purchase after reading other reviews that were positive. The product is very realistic and looks great. I did order 2 sample 6 inch pieces with my order. I required 2 of the long sections. Just a suggestion in case your situation is like mine. I needed the 6 inch pieces so I could do the cut out / shave of the end so it would appear that the beam is coming out of the sheet rock and cut/shaved the ends to mold around my crown molding. It did take some shaping, but so glad I did this because it required constant up and down to see how it fit against the wall and crown molding before I got it right. Perhaps this would not be hard for a lot of people, but this was actually the hardest part for me. ** I did order the double wide strap that looks like cast iron. Once I got it, I cut it in the middle to give me double the length of " U strap". I used this item to hide the seems where the beams met along the ceiling. My situation may not be yours, 13 ft was too short, so I ordered two 13 ft sections. Because I had to do this alone, after the two 6 " sections were up on each end of the wall, I then measured out three 5 ft plus sections of beam that I cut, placed on the ceiling to fit flush with each other, then hid the seems with the faux iron straps. The end result was exactly as expected and looks very good. Hope this was not too much detail, but may give the reader some ideas that may help. I can say that if you are alone as some of the reviews I read indicated, I can see no way one person can place a single 13 ft section alone. My beam is on a high section of ceiling so that made the project harder for me. This is a project managed alone, but if you have someone to help I am sure it would be a lot easier and more fun to do. Hope this helps. BTW, it was delivered by Estes Deliver on an 18 wheeler, which I had not expected. I had to put the package in the garage because it was so long. It was packaged very well, the smaller pieces were delivered UPS to the door. Just wanted to pass on the delivery experience also. Also, to finish the project I had to purchase a 2x4 that I cut and put up in the ceiling in sections. I did use self drilling wood screws from the sides of the beam that drill into the 2x4 section that holds the beam up. I had to purchase (because I did not have these ) the drill bit #1 square bit to go with the screws I purchased. I already had the Walnut wood filler that you can get at Home Depot to dab over the screws once I had them drilled in. You may want to keep these items in mind also that will be needed to complete the project.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brock Just like the real thing
Bought three of these so I could run two 17 foot length beams on my bedroom ceiling. Beams look like the real thing. Fairly easy to install as far as the actual beam, the hardest part is the wood pegs the beams actually attach to. Once those were installed in the ceiling, not too hard to attach beams to wood pegs. Was able to get by with using wood screws only, adhesive wasn't necessary and wouldn't recommend using adhesive unless you have an extra pair of hands to make sure beam goes where it needs to the very first time.
Definitely gave me the look I was wanting. Pricy but worth it. Recommended.
June 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gaMtn8 Great for a faux beam
My only problem was there was only one size, so to get 14 ft I I had to pay for two beams and cut in the middle of each, as beam was only 13 ft. Easy to put up.
March 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by phoebe The Look Of Ancient Beams--Really!
Living in a historic home we were skeptical if these would look really old. We are very pleased with the appearance. Application was easy---husband used wooden blocks to attach beams to our ceiling. Very light weight---but strong. Dried flowers and herbs look wonderful cascading from these look a likes. Would recommend for all. Thank You!
February 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Excellent product with a realistic look.
I've used these in the past and am always very happy with how they look and how easy they are to install. Very light weight to work with, once installed they are hard to distinguish form real beams.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill ceiling beam
Excellent product and easy to install. My wife loves it
October 7, 2014