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Making a Ceiling Beam #2: Installing the Beam

106 days ago by ~Julie~ | 5 comments »

As I said previously my beam is made like this, with the bottom piece having tongues on each edge which sit in grooves in the side pieces. So the next thing I did was put grooves in all the side pieces and made rabbets on the bottom pieces, which left the tongues to go into the grooves. The next job was to stain all the pieces: I glued just one side piece to the bottom piece, this would allow me (actually my husband) to wire up the lights easier than trying to do it with a completed beam. Here you can see that the beam is just an L shape for now with the front (side piece) off. I screwed the back side piece into the 2×2s. This way the wiring is inside and cut to the proper ...

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