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Re: How do you fake glulam?

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Try sandblasting the beam to get rid of the dark color and re-stain
accordingly.
This method works well to lighten up the color of the wood grain. Hope this
helps.
Samir Ghosn, P.E.
Harris & Associates
At 07:30 AM 9/14/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>
>
>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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