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Old 12-30-2006, 10:42 AM   #1
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The post on decorative beams was good, (build a box, not buy a beam) And Im trying to save the wood to reuse -so here is a twist on the same type of issue.

My Cedar vertical beams are decorative, and Iím not sure how (or IF) I should remove them. It looks like caulk has been used to fill in 2 nail holes, and seal the foot. There appears to be sheet rock behind them, and no visible bolts or screws or brackets holding them to the base of the ceiling - so how are they likely attached?

Should I take a pry bar to it?



- the goal is to plane / refinish them and re install.
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Old 12-30-2006, 08:27 PM   #2
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Most likely just more toenails that you haven't discovered under the paint buildup. What are you going to do with the ceiling when theycome down. From what I see in the picture, it is going to be a pretty nasty looking situation when they are removed.

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What's a vertical beam?
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What's a vertical beam?
They run from floor to ceiling (ie Support Column or Timber). A Horizontal Beam runs across the ceiling structure.

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I hope you are kidding.
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They run from floor to ceiling. A Horizontal Beam runs across the ceiling structure.
Could you maybe post a picture or print? I would also like to see a vetical beam.....maybe it is my lack of experience!

What the picture above shows are decorative "posts" supporting decorative (non-structural/non load bearing) beams.

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