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Creating 6x6" beam from 4/4 boa SD

by DaveInPA
posted 08-30-2017 02:40 AM

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#1 posted 08-30-2017 02:45 AM

Get a faux finish painter to fake the grain.

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#2 posted 08-30-2017 02:51 AM

the usual way I’ve seen beams ‘faked’ is by building a 3 sided U shaped box from 4/4 material. a bit like a rain gutter if you will. You could hide the joint by using a lock miter, like this:

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#3 posted 08-30-2017 03:00 AM

I’ve done a lot of fake beams in the U-shaped box like TungOil suggests, but if this beam is structural, and needs to be solid, then an option is to resaw a 6” slice, glue up 4 pieces, plane the bottom face, and glue on the thin slice (1/4” would work, and give you some room to add distressing). A 14” roundover at the edge will pretty well hide the joint line.

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#4 posted 08-30-2017 04:41 PM

You might consider a glue lam beam where the structural properties are published, combined with Jerry’s idea of skinning it with a hardwood veneer.

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