If you’re wondering how to add more depth and warm character to a room in your house or business, a coffered ceiling made with faux beams is a great way to do it. These kinds of designs are a simple but powerful way to create dynamic visual interest on flat, dull ceilings. The grid of beams also brings a subtle sophistication to a room, without being too complex.
For many, installing coffers may seem like an overwhelming task. With simulated wood beams, though, any DIYer can create this Old English style feature in their home or business. Even installations done professionally with faux beams will save time, expenses and equipment. The end result is a gorgeous appearance, accomplished with a durable, quality product that will last throughout the years.
Below are a few images of our customers' coffered ceilings, along with the testimonials of how thrilled they are with the results:
These Faux beams blow away real wood beams or constructing a couffered ceiling out of dry wall and moulding. We installed this ceiling in ONE day. We have 2 neighbors who constructed couffered ceilings the old fashioned way. One did it himself and it took over one month to complete. The other contracted someone to construct it and it cost FIVE times as much! These faux beams were cost effective and added unbelieveable character to our basement. Yes, those are pictures of a basement! Thank you!
Nicole H., Leesburg, VA
My wife and I, both of which are in our sixties, stained and installed the beams on our 12' high ceiling. We used a drywall lift so we did not even have to carry these lightweight beams up the ladder. This also reduced the possibility of us dropping or cracking a beam. We have received many compliments about the beams. The only time I tell people they are faux beams is when they ask how we got them up on the ceiling. Bob, Del Monte, AZ
Here are some (not the most professional) photo's I took of your Reclaimed Wood Aged Timber Beams that I installed in a house here in Huntsville. I added locally made steel splice plates at the joints and accented the coffers w/ faux type stamped copper ceiling panels. The finished product turned out excellent.
Bill B., Huntsville, Alabama
Cabin Life Magazine also featured Bill’s coffered ceiling in their magazine, and had this to say about his project:
Cabin and cottage ceilings look dramatic with exposed wood beams, but achieving this look can be pricey. The heft of solid wood beams can also cause structural issues if they’re not supported adequately. Alternatively, consider there three-sided box beams made from reclaimed wood. They’re hollow inside, so they can be used to wrap existing steel supports or hide electrical wires. Cabin Life Magazine
As you can see from the testimonials above, coffered ceilings are remarkably easy to build when you use fake wood beams. Is there a room in your home or business that could use this Old English ceiling design? Below are some more inspiring examples of faux wood coffered ceiling designs. If you like what you see, make sure to check out more images at our Coffered Ceiling Gallery.