8th August 2023 What is the difference between a wood beam and a faux wood beam? Ceiling beams are typically solid timber or steel and provide the supporting structure to hold up the roof or flooring of the level above. A faux wood beam or Intrim non-structural beam wrap provides the look of a structural beam however is a 3 sided box ceiling beam that is hollow inside. It is purely aesthetic and has no structural support. The cost differences are substantial as solid structural timber is expensive, while the beam wrap is 3 smaller pieces that create the look. This means they are Lower cost Lighter weight therefore easier to install You can also run writing for various electrical devices such as sound systems and lighting inside the hollow box.