DIY: Easy Steps to Make Rustic Wood Beams

DIY: Easy Steps to Make Rustic Wood Beams

Most ceiling beams are not firm. They simply look like. They are truly appear to be three-sided boxes, accumulated and attached to the ceiling. They do not endure any weight, they are not operational and are utilized for aesthetics only. There are many different styles.

DIY Easy Steps to Make Rustic Wood Beams

Wood beams are the ideal way to add a delicate, rustic touch to any space. Though, not every house's architecture allows for decorative ceiling beams. Fake the look with this simple tutorial. When you're ready and the DIY tools are set away, you'll be proud of the work you made. You can make this kind of beam from almost any wood and upload the Spanish character to it by hand.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1x4 whitewood boards
  • 1x6 whitewood boards
  • 4-inch screws
  • Wood glue
  • Nail gun
  • Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain
  • Beam straps.
  • Rust-Oleum Specialty Lacquer Spray Paint

Step 1- Lay the Groundwork

Before accumulating wood beams to the ceiling, you have to find their placement. Observe your ceiling and find joists, lighting fixtures, and other obstacles you'll require to work around. Afterwards screw 1×4 boards across the length of ceiling. This can be your guide. Now you should attach the board at the joists with 4-inch screws.

Lay the Groundwork

Step 2- Create the Beam

Build a simple box from one 1×4 and two 1×6 whitewood boards utilizing wood glue and a nail gun. Distress and stain the box with Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stains  for a rustic appearance. Repeat till you have enough boxes to span the length of your ceiling. These boxes will be your ceiling beams. Now, you need to place the boxes to fit around the 1×4 ceiling board, and nail it in place.

Create the Beam

Step 3- Cover the Seams

Make beam straps out of pliable metal strips found at house improvement stores to cover the seams in between boards. Spray paint them with Rust-Oleum Specialty Lacquer Spray Paint before installing to make an oil-rubbed-bronze appearance.

Cover the Seams


  • To install the beam; you need to screw a 3/4-by-6-by-120 inch poplar plank to the ceiling.
  • Shoot finish nails via the sides of the beam into the plank you screwed to the ceiling.


  • You should wear safety glasses.
  • Utilize an assistant to help you lift and install the beam.
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