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Woodland Box Beam Installation Instructions
- 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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