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Old 09-11-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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Looking for exposed beams/rafters ideas.

I'm currently working on a project involving exposed beams/rafters in my basement. I'm almost certain the rafters themselves are untreated wood. The subfloor supported by the rafters are actual planks, not plywood. I don't want to cover it up with a drop ceiling because I think the planks laid across the beams actually looks really nice (I'll get some pictures up when I get home later today).

I'm looking for ideas or photos from other members of the forum to get my creative gears-a-turnin'. So far, I like the idea of leaving the subfloor planks natural and finishing the beams with a dark color. I also think there's opportunity to get some really creative lighting up there.

I have a ways to go before I actually start treating anything (holes to fill and beams to clean), but it would be nice to get more ideas to think about while I work on the lengthy process of cleaning up the wood.

Thanks in advance!


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