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Harold

It sounds like you have had to do this before.....when do you intend 
becoming a member of the AIA (-: "such a very nice 'architectural 
element' if one must confess"

Peter McCormack

From:           	"Sprague, Harold O." <SpragueHO(--nospam--at)bv.com>
To:             	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject:        	RE: How do you fake glulam?
Date sent:      	Thu, 14 Sep 2000 12:11:56 -0500
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> Kipp,
> 
> Rip 1" strips from a 2x.
> Glue and finish nail the 1" strips to the sides of the 6x12
> Face the bottom of the 6x12 with a 2x8
> Fill the nail holes, stain, and finish the beam.
> 
> This will make the beam look like a 8x14 glulam.
> 
> Regards,
> Harold Sprague
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:	Kipp.A.Martin(--nospam--at)us.mw.com [SMTP:Kipp.A.Martin(--nospam--at)us.mw.com]
> > Sent:	Thursday, September 14, 2000 9:30 AM
> > To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject:	How do you fake glulam?
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > My house was built in the late 70's and much of the interior trim and
> > moulding
> > is rather dark.  Our living room has a vaulted ceiling with an exposed
> > 6x12
> > ridge beam.  The beam has been stained a dark brown.  We are updating the
> > colors
> > in the house by painting or replacing all the dark trim with white.  My
> > wife
> > wants to make that 6x12 rideg beam look like a glulam beam (i.e. visible
> > laminations, varnished natural color).  Does anyone know of a method to do
> > this
> > other than replacing the beam?  I would like something that I could do my
> > self,
> > if possible.
> > 
> > --Kipp A. Martin, P. E.
> >   Portland, Oregon
> > 
> 
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