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Old 01-27-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
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Does anyone have and idea of how to build and attach a false beam to
a ceiling with a 12-12 pitch. This false beam is for the cottage, and I am
going to also install a ceilng fan to it.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:34 AM   #2
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....we've always just attached a 2X to the ceiling with adhesive & long screws to the joists....then built the box from 1Xin place........sides first, run wires thru & staple them up to the 2X to where the fan will mount, drop the fan mount & wires, drill & mount the bottom, finish & there ya go. If there will be a high visual impact, the corners of the beam can be mitered, otherwise just butt joints are fine.
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False beams


are you talking about mitering the vertical sides to match the ceiling angle,
and then attaching the bottom. Not worried about mitering the corners as
this beam will be approx. 16ft up.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:59 AM   #4
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..that's it.........simplifies by one step since at 16ft. in the air nobody will notice the butt joints on the sides of your beam.

it goes pretty easy once you have a 2X attached as an anchor point.........walk boards or scaffolding will help out immensely at that height, too.
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thanks, you lit the light bulb. I am going to run 2x6 on both sides full length
approx 16ft, because of the pitch it would be easier to nail on the 1x, then cross brace with 2x4's, and then cover with 1x's
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