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BV006142

07:15PM | 10/28/14
I have made decorative box beams to mount on the cathedral ceiling in my master bedroom - four pairs of beams that meet at the peak in the center. The question is, how do I make sure each beam lines up with its mate and meets exactly in the center? There is some slight variation from side to side in the ceiling peak as it runs the full length of the room.

I obviously don't have a level that's 15 feet long to check that the beams are exactly straight from one side to the other and don't veer off either way. The end walls are not perfect either, so I can't just take a measurement from there. Plus, as I stand there looking up at the ceiling I won't be able to tell if one is crooked until it's actually mounted. Too late. Even if I laid on the floor I don't know if I'd detect if the beams aren't exactly square to the walls, ceiling, and the other beams.

How do I do this right the first time and get everything square?
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David, Moderator

09:53PM | 10/30/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
262 lifetime posts
Hey there
I understand your concern. You could try using a laser to project a line on the entire ceiling.
At the same time you will be able to get visual also.
Thanks and good luck
David


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