Exposed wood beams are a beautiful way to add dimension and character to a room and—depending on design, wood species, finish color, and distressing—can complement a variety of architectural motifs, from Traditional to Rustic to Industrial Chic.
Sun Mountain’s wood beams are hollow—three- or four-sided structures built to replicate solid beams. Sun Mountain manufactures custom wood beams in “L,” “U,” or “O” shapes.
The company’s wood beam products are available in 20 wood species. Optional factory wood finishing is available with a selection of standard colors, or custom color matching to taste. In addition, Sun Mountain can “distress” the wood, to give it an antique look and feel. “Light,” “Medium,” “Heavy,” and “Wire Brushed” distress options are available, similar to doors.
Wood beams are made from long solid-wood boards 3/4” thick, with corners joined and glued with a unique curved miter joint. Board widths greater than 5-1/4″ are manufactured with edge-glued boards to achieve the required width. Beam sections can be up to 10′ in length for Alder wood species, and up to 12′ in length for all other species. Individual sections can then be joined together with a “butt joint” to create longer continuous wood beam lengths. The butt joint is secured using a “dog bone” connector (included), with seams nearly invisible on factory pre-finished material.