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Hi, I'm referring to the post in this forum:No-Seam Faux Ceiling Beams
Advice on how to build and install fake ceiling beams with invisible seams. October 14, 2009 - See more at: http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/NoSeam_Faux_Ceiling_Beams.html#quest
12mm MDF is the lightest material you can use? I'd suggest a lot of 12mm hardwoods will be lighter. Construction adhesive and toggle bolts would be my method to attach the nailers
You could also cut a slot behind where your backer is going so that you can slid a 2x4 into the ceiling and then turn it crosswise. It will help spread the load out behind sheetrock\plaster.
Dear Rich C. Your suggestion about weight was a 'lightbulbsituation'. I constructed the beams from building grade 18mm pine. Planed. Very light, easy to fill and sand. Toggles worked well too. I was very lucky that the electrician had opened the ceiling to see where wires and timbers were. Appeared that joist ran crosswise, so I could screw the base plate directly into them. Phew. All turned out well. Happy customer. Thanks for input. Cheers Henk
Dear DJW. Thank you for response. That would have worked, yes. In fact had to do something similar where a steel beam got in the way.
Glad it worked out!
why did you put an end cap on the beam?
Re: end cap. All painted white. Filled, sanded, caulked, primed, caulked.
sorry for jumping to conclusions Henk.