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Old 02-07-2018, 08:14 PM   #1
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Trimming out a new house, owner wants box beams. This is my first time building them. Pics are from the master bedroom after priming and show my process. The two long beams are 1x nailed on the flat since theyíre up high, the 4 running to them are mitered joints. Basically it took longer than I expected and there are quite a few more to do in the house. Anyone have a quick process or tips for these?
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:26 PM   #2
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Welcome to CT.

Have reveals instead of tight miters or flush joints. ie do the bottom, then make the sides 1/8 or 1/4" longer than needed to be tight.

Better resilience against seasonal movement, etc. But your way does look slick and ultra clean.

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Old 02-07-2018, 08:52 PM   #3
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Thanks - wish I could do a reveal but the ho wants them to look structural (which after recently moving here from Colorado and having done a fair amount of timber framing, they donít). Youíre right about the mitre though, might just nail them all on the flat from here on out then fill and sand joint since itís getting painted
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Frame it with beams ?!


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Lol. I know. Iím just the finish guy on these houses and the trim out never seems to get discussed before hand, meet with ho after drywall. Beams were an add on (which is why the lights arenít laid out correctly for them)
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Looks like drywall and corner beads with out reveals

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