Measure room, and layout placement of beams on the floor/ wall. Use masking tape on floor or wall to protect from marking finishes. Then mark outside edges of beam with a pencil or marker. TIP: Layout of outside of beam ensures proper spacing and layout.
Measure inside dimension of WoodLand Beam and mark on floor or wall where previously marked. TIP: This may be done at the same time as step 1
Transfer inside dimension of beams to the ceiling. TIP: Mark the inside of beam where the wall meets ceiling, then use a chalk line to snap a straight line.
Measure in between walls along the lines just marked.
Install a 1×2 or 2×2 nailer on ceiling directly along the inside of the chalk line. Fasten nailer with screws or nails to joists or trusses. You may use a stud finder to find joists/ trusses. If no joists/ trusses are available you may install drywall anchors and glue for WoodLand Beam spans less than 16’ Use new blocking for spans over 16’. TIP: Use straight materials for nailers. Nailers may be any ¾” or 1 ½” materials.
Checks to make sure walls are plumb where beam will sit. TIP: The use of levels come in handy.
Take a measurement in between walls where ceiling beam will sit.
Check the length of beam, cut one end square or adjust for profile of wall, then measure beam and cut other end and adjust to wall if necessary. TIP: Measure twice cut once. You can use a sander to shape ends if necessary.
With the use of proper ladders or scaffolding, raise beam over previously installed nailers. Use trim gun/ trim nails to fasten beam in place. TIP: A trim gun helps make installation quick and easy.
Caulk ceiling and wall joints if necessary. TIP: Use masking tape to protect beam and walls from caulk.
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