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Framing Design: Structural Expression in Steel
"Steel beams can span great distances, and when used in concert with steel columns... steel beam, all painted black. These sit below floor beams running perpendicular... steel beams and columns in L-shaped formations support a canopy over a sunken seating... Placing the beams past the walkway on the left brings this path into the realm of the house... column and beams splits a library space. This situation is exaggerated in the choice of..."
Tearing Down a Wall? 6 Ways to Treat the Opening
Whether you want a focal point or an invisible transition, these ideas will help your wall opening look great
"size a beam accordingly. Below you'll learn more about how to treat a new opening... structural beam in the ceiling (also called a flush beam). This will create a seamless... structural beam may be more costly than a beam that protrudes from the ceiling. This... structural beam above and the two columns supporting it on the ends. This detail feels... support the beam above and also to help separate the spaces while keeping them open to..."
Guest Picks: Everything Old-World Is New Again
Give even a new build a romantic history with lighting fixtures, hardware and drapes that recall the Old Country
"the old beams and reclaimed oak floors came from a salvage yard just down the street... necessary beam with rustic reclaimed wood, then added the smaller beams across the ceiling... reclaimed beams on the ceiling. Ironically, they were not part of the original plans... ceiling beam for support. They were then able to remove the column from the plans.... rustic beams on the ceiling and the antique French armoire, it looks like it was made..."
"horizontal beam placed parallel in a set that carries the flat load above it. Joists can... a drop beam. For flat ceilings covered in wallboard, a flush beam must be used. Though... two drop beams covered in wallboard. These truss-like beams comprise an open web steel... salvaged beams are added as ceiling decoration, these joists are truly structural. These..."
My Houzz: Cashmere Adorns a Bright, Cozy Amsterdam Loft
New flooring puts ever-changing textiles in the spotlight at this airy home and showroom in the Netherlands
"exposed beams were just enough to push Cajfinger, a marketing executive at Cashmere... exposed beams played a major part in boosting the natural light, but the salmon carpeting... exposed beams seduced me instantaneously," Cajfinger says. "I saw right away which... which beams I would use to hang my tapestries and how the light would reflect on the chain... exposed beams and vibrant accent pillows. "This was the first time we used suédine..."
Add a Little Gothic Glamour, Chateau Marmont Style
"With a beamed ceiling, gothic arches, a fabulous pool and a bit of damask and velvet... pool. Beamed ceilings in the Salon of the Chateau play off its grand proportions... exposed beams at the Marmont are fitting in their original wood finish. This landscape... lofty beamed ceilings at the Marmont. The neutral tones and swivel chairs in this..."
Country Modern: A Balancing Act
"through wood beams, through beautiful wooden antiques, through planks on the walls, through... hand-hewn beams and industrial windows form a modern bedroom. Here it is from another... Rough-hewn Beams! An Antique Oar. These things make it country while the neutral palette... beautiful beams add country touches to the sleek kitchen and open white space. This..."
"support beams while featuring interesting angles.... horizontal beam of a truss; the rafters form the triangular peak. This open ceiling showcases... heavy beams were used in this timber-framed truss. The strength is necessary in an... solid beam increases the overall strength of a truss. An arch is one of the strongest..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Take on Southwest Style
A designer updates a classic adobe home with lighter furnishings, fresh finishes and complementary ethnic motifs
"heavy beams (called vigas in the local parlance) and kiva fireplaces (those charming... Because the beams and the wood headboard are heavy, Prewitt balanced them with thinner... (rough-hewn beams). “Essentially, they are whole logs,” Prewitt says. “You can still see... heavy beams, Satillo tile and kiva fireplace make the dining room distinctly Southwestern..."
My Houzz: DIY Love Pays Off in a Small Prague Apartment
Hard work and creative thinking turn a compact studio in the Czech Republic into a welcoming and cozy home
Houzz Tour: Excavated Waterfront Home in New York
With local building codes limiting its size, a home on the water in Long Island digs deep to discover its beauty
"exposed beams and had an earthy, green kind of aesthetic." Aside from giving him a... Steel beams are capped with reclaimed wood from New York City brownstones. "The rich... steel beams visible throughout the house."Balancing materials with regard to texture... the wood beams is at the 7-foot limit, but there's an additional 10 inches to the subfloor..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Fresh Combination of New and Old
Must-Know Modern Homes: The Gamble House
Masterful use of wood helps make this Pasadena home, now open to visitors, a model of California bungalow style
Houzz Tour: The Green Gambrel House