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Don't forget to nail one of the bottom 1" strips at a slight angle to get
that realistic delamination look.

How about a big ol' lumber stamp on there too?

-----Original Message-----
From: Sprague, Harold O. [mailto:SpragueHO(--nospam--at)bv.com]
Sent: September 14, 2000 10:12 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: How do you fake glulam?


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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