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Old 04-05-2011, 11:02 PM   #1
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So we have a 4x12 yellow pine bean in the middle of a room and ceiling Sheetrock up to it. How would you trim it out against the ceiling. The beam will be stained. Wouldn't be worried about it if the Sheetrock was tight and straight against the beam.

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So we have a 4x12 yellow pine bean in the middle of a room and ceiling Sheetrock up to it. How would you trim it out against the ceiling. The beam will be stained. Wouldn't be worried about it if the Sheetrock was tight and straight against the beam.
Oh yeah the ceiling is sloped. Its about a 5-12 pitch.

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Not sure of the question but "trimming it out" for staining is typically done by wrapping the beam with 3 pieces of nice finished wood.

The corner detail is usually the question.
You can create a "Lock Miter Joint" on the corner so it looks like one big piece of wood.

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You can "soffit and fascia" the three pieces so the sides are proud of the bottom by 1/2"



The latter is the easier of the two but both require a certain amount of skill-set to do well.
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How big is the gap? Any pics??
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This is the beam. I guess the question was suppose to be what is the best thing to do in the corner of the top of the beam and the ceiling Sheetrock...
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If the idea is to leave that beautiful beam exposed and finished, a molding detail is typical.



Or flat tape it. Meaning tape off the beam and run your drywall mud right to it.

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If the ceiling is sloped and causes an angle against the beam, what kinds of molding is available?
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You can look at a chunky stair rail on the beam. By chunky I mean that it will run 1/2 thick or better so that it's wide enough to cover the joint in the ceiling. Or even a baseboard upside down and ripped to match the slope.

Run down to Lowes and look at their molding and see what the have. Buy a foot or two of the ones you like and see how they look at home.
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If you use tear away bead, can you hold it tight to the beam?
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Thanks everyone foe all the great info
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You can trim it with just about anything you want that will cover the joint.

Take the wife down to the lumber yard and pick something out.

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