How to Size Wood Beams
Wood beams and faux wood beams are versatile materials for home renovation and construction projects. Sturdy, solid and available in a variety of sizes, wood beams can be used for fireplace mantles, archways and ceilings. Wood beams are commonly used to strengthen ceilings while offering a natural or rustic look. You can purchase wood beams in standard sizes, which vary widely, or order custom wood beams cut in extra-long and extra-wide sizes to suit your project. The shape of the wood beam makes it easy to handle, cut and measure. Using three quick steps, you can size a wood beam for your next DIY project.