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Deborah J Cada

12:19PM | 03/30/03
Member Since: 03/29/03
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1. We are finishing our basement and have a steel support beam in the middle of our new family room. We want to box it in with something unique. Since we are putting in a wood ceiling, we thought we might box the beam in with a hollowed out wooden log. Is there a faux product out there or will we need to resort to hollowing out our own log?

Mark Hammond

03:00PM | 03/31/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hi Deb,
Real logs may be a problem with splitting and checking. There are some styrofoam pieces available but I will have to look and see what I can find for brand names. What size are we talking about L and W? MJH

Deborah J Cada

10:28AM | 04/01/03
Member Since: 03/29/03
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The beam that I need to cover is approximately 80 inches tall and has a 14 inch circumference. The log or faux log would need to have an internal circumference that would fit around the beam. I would appreciate any information that you might have in regard to this type of product. I searched on the Internet for some time and did not come up with anything.

Mark Hammond

10:14AM | 04/02/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hi Deb,
I am still looking for solutions for your problem but in the mean time try this site as an example of some alternatives. I will follow with more later.....MJH
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_painting/article/0,1789,HGTV_3282_1377283,00.html

Altereagle

02:13PM | 04/02/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
I wonder if you called the local architectural salvage company to see if they had an older porch post, most of those were hollow. You could explain what you want when you talk to them... you may be able to strip the paint and stress it a little (if it needs it) to look like a log?
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