Box beams. Ideas for small 4" x 8"
myrtlewood
April 30, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'm looking for ideas for small box beam. 4" x 8" finished wood to match cabinets.
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Sounds to me like you already have it figured out! If your kitchen is traditional the box beams need to grid the room or be parallel to one another and be laid out on very regular intervals. Soffit above the cabinets and rim the room and the soffits with a half version of the box beam that is taller by at least an inch. Sides of the box beam drop below the bottom fro a minimum 1/4" reveal (though I think a 1/2" looks better). Use a small crown or cove moulding at the ceiling to box beam transition, I like something around 1 3/4" or less. Have fun with this!
April 30, 2013 at 7:49pm     
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Dytecture
is the beam necessary or just for decoration ?
May 1, 2013 at 6:21am   
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myrtlewood
The beam will separate the new drywalled ceiling in the kitchen and rest of house. Beam is just decorative.
I am thinking 2" x 4" vertical on both sides of 2 x4 top plate shown.
Then 3/4" finished boards on sides and 9" wide x 3/4" bottom.
But was wondering if dimensions are okay?
May 1, 2013 at 7:12am   
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From your post above I calculate 6"X 10 1/2". Pretty wide! How many in the room?
May 1, 2013 at 10:55pm   
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Ed
Myrtle, congrats on your remodel. What kind of wood and finish are you considering for the beams ?
May 1, 2013 at 11:12pm   
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myrtlewood
All done now. We went with nice finish that matched cabiets
June 12, 2013 at 9:19am   
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myrtlewood
Almost finished
June 12, 2013 at 9:25am   
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