Apr 192019
 
How to Decorate a Beam or Mantel with Strapping Style

We’ve featured many projects over the years where homeowners decorated their beams or mantels with rubber beam straps. Today we’ll show you a few examples and how to implement this look in your own design. Fun fact: Duct tape was invented in 1942, by Richard Drew of the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, Co. Since then, Read More…

Apr 122019
 
A Shiplap Wall and Rough Hewn Beams Add Rustic Style

If you want to see a truly dramatic room transformation, then look no further than this project. A shiplap wall accented with our Custom Rough Hewn Beams made for a beautifully rustic design. One of the advantages and drawbacks of American home design is that it’s uniform – using standardized framing and drywall techniques that Read More…

Apr 052019
 
Bedroom Renovation in a 100-Year-Old Home

These enterprising homeowners renovated the spare bedroom in their 100-year-old home. Using more authentic looking materials — including one of our beams — they created a design more in keeping with the home’s historic charm. As you can see from the Before and After photos, the homeowners turned their dated bedroom into something fresh and Read More…

Mar 292019
 
Sustainable Interior Design at Fair Oaks Restaurant

The sustainable interior design methods used in this Midwest restaurant demonstrate not only the fantastic look of our faux wood beams; but also how they’re an important part of a more planet-friendly future. Fair Oaks Farms, in northwest Indiana, has been recognized as the #1 agritourism destination in the Midwest United States. Located right in Read More…

Mar 222019
 
Installing a Ceiling Fan Through a Beam

This project demonstrates how ‘going faux’ can sometimes be better than used real solid wood — in this case, how easy installing a ceiling fan through a beam can be. Our faux products are manufactured using molds taken from natural wood – which are then used to create incredibly realistic copies in high density polyurethane Read More…