FAQ: Can beams be painted or stained? – Yes. For your convenience, beams are available finished or unfinished. Painting and staining unfinished beams is very easy. Full instructions can be found in the installation section of our website.
FAQ: Can I order beam dimensions that are not shown on the website? – Yes. We can make custom dimensions for you if the size you need is not available on the website. Please reach out to our customer experience and design support team at 1-800-651-4223 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST) to discuss your project.
FAQ: Can recessed lighting or hanging lights be installed in your beams? – Yes. Full instructions can be found in the installation section of our website.
FAQ: How do you cut your beams? - Our beams can be cut very easily with any good wood cutting tool. Instructions on how to cut a beam can be found in the installation section of our website.
FAQ: What is a box beam and how is it constructed? – A box beam looks like a solid beam but is constructed by putting together either 3 or 4 panels to create a hollow structure. Barron Designs constructs most of our beams by mitering planks of high-density polyurethane together using both adhesives and mechanical fasteners. Our 4 sided beams ship to you with 3 sides fully assembled and allow you to add the 4th side as you complete the project. The 4th side will be pre-mitered and fitted to your specific beam making installation a snap.
FAQ: What are the different applications for a 3 versus a 4 sided beam? - 3 sided beams are typically mounted flush with the ceiling or suspended when the top is not visible from a walkway above. Leaving one side open gives you a product that is less expensive and easier to install. Typically 4 sided beams are used when mounting a suspended beam that will be visible from above
FAQ: What are the inner dimensions of a beam/mantel/plank/L-header? - Our custom beam-type products are hand crafted to the specified outer dimensions. Our material is typically 1” thick but can vary up to ¼”. Please allow a tolerance when covering other materials.
Due to the custom nature of our beams, the outer dimensions can vary up to +/- ¼” from the specified size ordered.
For example, a 5” wide beam can range from 4 ¾ - 5 ¼” and is considered to be within tolerance.
FAQ: How far apart should I space my beams? - The majority of customers install their wood ceiling beams with a spacing somewhere between 2 feet and 8 feet. Four-foot spacing is the most common.
FAQ: How much do beams cost? - Pricing depends on the width, height, color, texture and other options like the number of sides, end caps and use of fire–rated polyurethane. As you toggle through product pages and select options the price displayed will change accordingly.
FAQ: Do you offer beams made with fire-rated polyurethane? - Yes most of our lines have a fire-rated polyurethane option. Products made of fire-rated polyurethane are more expensive and frequently have a longer lead time than products made from our standard high-density polyurethane.