Wooden beams add a lovely touch to a home. Both modern and traditional homes can look good with the addition of beams, especially if the ceilings are high. Beams donâ€™t need to be structural â€“ they can simply add an interesting feature to a room. There are many different looks you can achieve with the style of beam and wood you choose.
Beams should be made of high quality wood so that they donâ€™t begin to shrink â€“ the wood should be dried already. They may also need a coating if they are going to be used in certain environments, like a kitchen or a bathroom. You can change the appearance of the wood you use by using a stain or a varnish. Itâ€™s a good idea to use sleepers that can then be modified to make beams. Cut them down to size to make them fit the space and sand them for the perfect finish.