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Old 02-21-2011, 01:16 PM
 
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I see one on my local Craigslist and have always liked the look of ceiling beams-I have the perfect header to put it on (dividing 2 rooms) an have an "old world" style going on in my home- so I think it would fit in ok- it would also be about 8 feet overhead- so it's not like you could inspect it closely- let me know what you think-
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: U.S.
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Faux how?? If you are creating boxed in beams and doing it well, distressing, etc, I think it can look really good. I looked at a house one that had "wood beams"....imagine my surprise when I looked up and could easily notice that they looked "off"...even more surprised when i realized they were stryofoam stained brown to look like wood...
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Heck no, they're not cheesey! They look fantastic, are a work of art and they save the natural woods from being destroyed. When done nicely you cannot tell them apart from the real thing.
Do it!
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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yeah- the styrofoam kind-not sure if I'm allowed to post a link to CL- but here it is-
Faux Wood Beam (Pick up or Delivery Only)
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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Styrofoam cheesy. Reclaimed barn wood beams, not cheesy.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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My mom put them in her family room 40 years ago. You really can't tell they're not real wood. They're textured and stained to look like reclaimed wood beams.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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let me know what you think-

Cheesy is in the eye of the beholder!
It's a matter of decor.
Here's were to get them and all the accessories-
Outwater Catalogs - 2010 Master - page 767

There's about 5pgs.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:57 AM
 
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Styrofoam cheesy. Reclaimed barn wood beams, not cheesy.
well ya see- my choice is not between styrofoam beams or reclaimed barn wood beams- it's between styrofoam beams or white ceiling paint......
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I like them, they have really good fake ones out now, that you really cant tell.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:28 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I think they're cheesy.
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