We covered how we installed them here. We used (2) 2 x 8s attached together with a piece of particle board between them to create a beam that is 3.5″ wide. Because, of course, a 2″ x 8″ is really 1.5″ x 7.25″. Here’s a close up of the beam.
Now that he knows exactly what the angle of the ceiling is, he can assemble the trim piece by screwing together three pieces of 12′ long 1″ x 4″. Then he cut the angle of one end of the trim piece and then measured to see where to cut the other end.
Once the trim piece was in place, Mark secured it with decking screws every couple of feet. Then, in order to minimize the seams as much as possible, he used a clamp to compress the trim piece around the beam and then used his nail gun to drive a few nails through the trim piece into the beam.
Sorry about the light and shadows in the picture above, it was getting late and we were trying to finish. This morning when the light in that room was better, I took these pictures of all the beams with their trim.
In addition to trimming the beams, we have also started sanding all the rest of the trim pieces around the windows and doors. Sanding is such a pain, but it’s often what separates a project from looking pro vs. DIY. Sand people, it’s worth it.