Standard Beam Installation

Standard Beam Installation

Step 1

1. Create a straight line along the ceiling. A chalk line can help in creating a line.

Step 2

2. Measure the opening of the beam.

Step 3

3. Cut blocking to fit within the hollow section of the beam.

Step 4

4. Securely mount the blocks the ceiling.

Step 5

5. Mark the location of the blocks with painters tape.

Step 6

6. Raise the beam up onto the blocks of wood.

Step 7

7. Screw or nail the beam securely to the mounting blocks.

Step 8

8. Use wood filler and touchup to cover the nail or screw heads if needed.

*It is always advised to consult local building codes prior to installation.