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Taking ceiling designs to new heights

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Add character to the ceiling of any room in your home with new rustic wood beams.

“We’re seeing our beams being attached to ceilings in family rooms, kitchens, dining rooms and bedrooms,” says Keith Early, vice-president of marketing and new product development at Ornamental Mouldings & Millwork. “This is definitely a fast, easy way to upgrade a room, whether it’s adding straight beams to a ceiling, creating a centre beam with cross beams, or crafting a coffered ceiling, these beams provide the ideal way to enhance the living space in a home.”

Available in Ambrosia Maple and Prefinished Gray, the eight-foot-long (2.4 metres), hollow beams are easy to install. The U-shaped beams are made of real wood and come with mounting plates and hardware needed for the installation.

“Measure, cut-to-size, affix the mounting plate and then install the beam to the plate,” says Early. “Those are the only steps needed to enhance the architectural style of any project.”

Introduced to complement the company’s existing line of rustic boards, mantels and mouldings, the beams are five inches wide and come in options of three or five inches in height (approximately seven to 12 centimetres). Black wrought-iron decorative brackets to match the height and width of different beam sizes to help create an even more rustic look on a ceiling are also available.

“Home design creativity knows no bounds when using these beams,” says Early. “Short beams and brackets can be intersected with taller beams to construct a stunning multi-height ceiling profile. Or straight beams can be installed to complement rustic wood mantels, floating shelves and mouldings in a room. For a different look, the beams can be left as-is or painted or stained to complement other elements of a room.”

Ornamental mouldings currently available in the Prefinished Gray family include colonial-style base, casing, crown, blocks and chair rail. Each piece blends well with any home style and comes pre-stained and ready to install.

Ambrosia Maple pieces include three different profiles with decorative wrought-iron look inserts: Crown, base and chair rail mouldings. A plain casing moulding is also available. These pieces all feature oblong and grey hued bores that run with the grain, providing a distinct colouration and texture to each piece.

“Just imagine a kitchen with a new country-style flair,” says Early. “Using beams with straps on the ceiling and matching them with floating shelves on the walls and rustic mouldings around the room provides a true kitchen transformation.”

The beams are available at Lowe’s and

For more information, visit or call 1-800-779-1135.

Copyright Postmedia Network Inc., 2019

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