Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by Stacy Disappointed
The beams are lightweight and easy to install. However the stain/paint finish is poor. The entire sides of the beams have dried paint runs down them. As if they were sprayed to heavy and the color ran off. Also please be aware the finish is very shinyâ¦therefore giving more of a plastic look versuses real wood. The shine from the beams is actually reflecting light from the ceiling light fixtures and looks very arficial, not wood like. For the cost am highly disappointed. Make your own beams using real wood!
January 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by mtsarah LOVE them
Easy to install and looks realistic. Great alternative yo old barn wood. You don't have to worry about termites
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Malsy Looks amazingly beautiful!
These beams add so much to what I wanted to accomplish in my living room design. So realistic.
April 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by rolinger accurate title
Overall I highly recommend this very inexpensive and easy installation solution for wood beams in your home. I have never seen one of these before nor handled anything like it so it took me about 2.5 to 3 hours to fully install.
Three things to note:
1. Measure the width of your ceiling and cut, using a hand saw, the faux beam to 1/2" to 1" longer than the width of your ceiling placement. You can later slowly trim it down to size to fit securely so there are no gaps between the wall and the beam.
2. There are no install instructions so I had to do some research on YouTube. The key to the install is cutting a 2x4 to 8" to 10" lengths as framing/braces and nailing/screwing them to your ceiling equally spaced apart. I used 5 braces on my 12'8" ceiling width so my spacing was about 2ft apart per brace. You then slide the beam over the braces - make certain your first and last brace are against the ceilings edge at the wall and one in the center of the ceiling then space accordingly with the remaining braces.
3. The inside of the faux wood beam is NOT perfectly straight...this will cause you to have to shave/cut the width of the 2x4 (naturally 3.5"s wide) brace down to the specific inside width of faux beam at each location you intend to place a brace. Cut the width just snug enough that each braces fits firmly into the faux beam and make the braces flush with the open side of the faux beam and number the beams from 1 to X AND place the word "UP" next to the number. From end to end, measure the center point of faux beam and draw a line through the lengths of all the braces...this will be the center point of each shaved/cut brace - each one will be different based on how and where the inside of the faux beam warps back and forth. NOTE: On each brace continue the center line down the edges of the braces as if you were trying to draw the center line all the way around the brace. This last step is important because all your center lines are now facing UP and will be placed against the ceiling, with out the continued center line down the edges you won't be able to see the center lines which is quite necessary.
4. Pull all the braces out of the faux beam and mark the number of the brace to the bottom side - you can also extend the center line from the edges to the bottom of the brace to.
5. Next A) Draw a center line on the ceiling where you want your faux beam to go. Hopefully this center line crosses some studs so have something solid to attach your braces to B) on the ceiling roughly outline the begin/end points of where each brace will attach to. C) Starting with brace #1, with the word "UP" is facing the ceiling, match the center line of the brace to the center line on the ceiling within begin/end points and screw/nail it to the ceiling - make certain its firmly attached - if not able to hit a stud, you WILL need anchors to attach the braces to the ceiling. D) Finish all braces to the ceiling in the same fashion.
6. If #2 and #4 were followed well, your faux beam should just slide right up over the braces for a snug/firm fit - if you are off in any of your measurements, meaning, the NOT straight, curvy inside of the faux beam not matching up with your original brace placements - then the inside curvy edges of the beam won't probably fit correctly over where the braces are placed causing you to have redo some brace cuts and/or placements. You can always pinch the beam around a thinner brace, but you don't want to force the beam wider around too thick of a brace.
7. With the beam over the braces and snug up against ceiling, use two screws per brace (one for each side) to attach the beam to the wood. I suggest screws and NOT nails otherwise if you ever need to take the beam down you will tear the beam up trying to get that nail out. Also, recess the screw about 1/4" into the beam so you can later cover the screw holes up with marker or screw covers cut out of the excess beam you cut away.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Teresa Beautiful real wooden looking beams
These beams are more than I expected. They are absolutely beautiful and authentic looking. Every one thinks they are real wood beams. They made a major difference in the look of our kitchen and I love them. The carpenter said they were easy to install (he is a professional) and it didn't take too much time and no mess at all. Great beams and price.
August 6, 2014