Installing wood beams in your home is a beautiful way to add architectural detail to any room. While real wood beams can be expensive and easily damaged over time, installing manufactured beams can be a beautiful and cost-effective solution. Not only are faux beams lightweight, easy to install, and cost efficient, but with modern finishes they can also effectively mimic the rustic beauty of solid wood beams. Starting With the Mold In order to properly emulate the surface texture and detail of fine wood grain, the molds for high-density polyurethane foam (HDF) beams are taken directly from actual wood. These molds are able to accurately capture the unique grain structure found in many different species of wood. There are several grain patterns to choose from, including Doug Fir, Tuscany, Sand Blasted, Hand Hewn or Rough Sawn, allowing for many aesthetic choices. Whether the style of your home is rustic, Spanish, or modern, between the various types of faux wood graining available it is easy to select the style that is right for your home. All About the Finish Not only are many texture and wood grain options available, but there are also a lot of choices when selecting your faux wood finishes. Whether you prefer a lighter oak stain, a rich walnut or dark espresso, your faux beam can be custom ordered in many colors to coordinate with your home’s décor. If you prefer a painted look, these custom HDF beams can also be ordered pre-primed and ready for any color you choose. Unlimited Applications Available Not only are these high tech faux beams easy to cut to size for any application, they also come in a wide variety of shapes and styles. These elegant beams excellent for straight installations, but they can also be custom manufactured with corbel-cut ends or in an arched form. While these beams are excellent for ceiling and outdoor applications, a faux wood planks and fireplace mantels are also available. Manufactured beams are a wonderful way to add the look of natural wood to your home without the price or maintenance of the real thing. To learn more about the wide variety of manufactured beams available at Volterra, call 602.258.7373 today.