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Beams by Star Ceiling, Y/N

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Ok, now that the panels are up a few of the seams are noticeable especially with the lights on, some you can barely see. The panels have not been cleaned up yet and the holes have not been caulked.

I was thinking of installing some beams in the tray portion of the ceiling to give the effect that you are looking through the roof of your home and viewing the stars. It does two things; it adds depth as your looking through the spaces and it can hide to a certain extent some of the seams.

Thinking of 4"x4" or 6"x6" beams maybe painted in black or stained to match the walls. Not sure if this size of beams will cover a 17' section with out needing some additional support.

What do you think? Do you like that look and any good ideas on what works well. Here are some examples of other theaters with this concept.

Thanks,
Jim
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post #2 of 8
Do you have any pics of your setup?
post #3 of 8
I added thin strips of walnut trim so as to create a giant skylight effect. Not so much looking through the roof of the house, per se, but rather a window. I am pleased with the effect. I am sure full beams would be equally pleasing.



post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Nice wood strips. Great star ceiling

Here is a before and present condition photos...
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On mine I put simple strips that were wrapped in the same felt that I used for the panels.



Mine are for support rather than aesthetics though.
post #6 of 8
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Thanks for the post and photo. Like to see the room when it is complete.

Does anyone else has any ideas on the beams or photos. Spoke with someone at Home Depot who use to do home theaters and he said that you can make the beams hollow and can run electrical inside. He said to take some two by fours or what ever you want to use and take your stained wood and attach it to the 2x4 and then if you add lights you can run your electrical wire in the middle.

If anyone has pictures of what they did or has any good suggestions that would be a big help. We want to finish the wood work this weekend hopefully.

I like the idea of looking through the beams to give the effect that your are gazing through the roof of your home and that it would hide some of the flaws of the seams in the panels. But it would be easier and cheaper to just leave it an open area.

What is your vote? Open area or beams???

Thanks,
Jim
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Originally Posted by trek737 View Post

Does anyone else has any ideas on the beams or photos. Spoke with someone at Home Depot who use to do home theaters and he said that you can make the beams hollow and can run electrical inside.

That's pretty much what I'm planning for my next build, both for appearance and for cabling. Searching for "coffered ceiling" should find examples of simulated beams, such as this one.
post #8 of 8
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That was a big help. The ceiling looked great with the beams. Would have liked to seen it in a tray ceiling with star lights above but it was some good photos of how he put it together.

Thanks again...

Anyone else have any info please chime in. Will be making the decision probably this week whether to go with them or not...
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