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Question regarding exposed beam - looks to be functional.


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11-04-16, 06:32 AM   #1  
Question regarding exposed beam - looks to be functional.

I ripped out the side of the closet which had 2x4s to act as a frame for sliding doors.
I decided to give it a clean look and took those out, however at the top of the closet is a beam that looks to be functional, so I don't think I'll be taking that out.
Any suggestions as to how to cover that up?
I can't throw mud on it directly I'm assuming.
Someone at HD suggest drilling very thin miter board over top, but then what?
Can't mud that, can I,
Anyways, here's the beloved beam.
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11-04-16, 06:39 AM   #2  
Not sure what mitre board even is.
I'd be wrapping it in 1/2" sheetrock, using a metal outside corner then finish with drywall mud.

 
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11-04-16, 08:43 AM   #3  
And if you dont want a drywall beam sticking out, frame a wall under it and drywall that so that its hidden above your wall.

 
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11-04-16, 11:38 AM   #4  
Basically there are 3 choices, 2 have already been mentioned. The 3rd would be to dress it up with wood and paint it. I'd probably just wrap it [and finish] with drywall.


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11-04-16, 11:48 AM   #5  
Hmm, now that I can see the picture better, my reply sounds kind of stupid. My excuse is the picture was small on my phone and I must have imagined what I was seeing.

So strike that advice.

I don't know how big the closet is but one other thing you could do to clean it up is put a 2x4 ledger on the walls (right up against the ceiling) and frame the whole ceiling down with more 2x4s to match the level of your "beam". Then you would need to drywall the ceiling to cover up the framing.

 
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