May 012012
 
Faux Wood Stain Tips: Painting Knots on Your Beams

One of the reasons our beams are so popular is because they perfectly mimic the texture and look of real wood – right down to the grain, saw marks and imperfections. For some, though, these characteristics aren’t imperfect enough – and some enterprising customers have taken it one step further using wood stain.  “Knots” are dark Read More…

Oct 262010
 
Extreme Scribing Wood Style Beams

One of our customers sent us some photos recently that really impressed us. One especially impressive bit was the way he fitted the ends of a couple of big beams against the very irregular rock surface of his fireplace. I mean, take a look at the one on the right. We’ve talked about scribing here Read More…

Aug 312010
 
Beyond the Beam

We write a lot here about solid, three-dimensional faux wood beams and accessories, but let’s not forget about the flatter side of life: faux wood panels. You can find these at our sister site FauxPanels.com, and they come in styles that coordinate with some of our most popular beams and accessories. Two of the newest Read More…

Aug 112009
 
Helpful Tip Tuesday: Cardboard Template to Get Those Tricky Angles Right

The following are a few steps in order to help you to get those tricky angles cut just right when installing faux beams. All that’s required is some cardboard, a box cutter, and a saw of choice. 1.Cut a piece of cardboard to about 1 foot long and as high as your beam. 2. Hold Read More…