Mounting a Chandelier or Ceiling Fan

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Tools and Supplies You'll Need

To complete your project you will at least need these basic tools:

  1. Tape measure
  2. Screw gun
  3. Stud finder
  4. Chalk line
  5. High Quality or Battery-powered Caulk Gun (recommended)
  6. PL Premium Advanced 3X Construction Adhesive (GL-PL3X)
  7. Screws
  8. Mollies (if necessary)
  9. Ladder (if necessary)
  10. Saw
  11. Blocks of wood
  12. Caulk / Wood Filler


This page will show you how to install a chandelier or hanging light fixture inside a faux wood ceiling beam.

Note: For a ceiling fan be sure to use an approved ceiling fan box.

1.) Measure the overall height of the beam to be installed.

2.) Determine how much of a gap there will be between the bottom of the IC Rated electrical box and the ceiling.

You will need to fill this gap with blocks of wood and/or shims.

3.) Securely mount the blocks of wood or shims to the ceiling.

Note: Make sure the blocks of wood or shims will fit inside the hollow portion of the faux wood beam.

4.) Securely mount the IC Rated electrical box to the blocks of wood.

5.) Connect your electrical wires into the IC Rated electrical box.

6.) Measure and mark the location of the IC Rated electrical box at the point where it will be coming through the faux wood beam.

7.) Cut the hole in the faux wood beam to accommodate the IC Rated electrical box.

8.) Dry fit the beam to ensure proper placement of the hole.

9.) Follow the basic installation instructions to install the beam.

10.) Connect the chandelier or light fixture following the directions that came with it.