My husband purchased a Big A** Fan (for those of you not familiar with the company--yeah, that's the name of the company)and has mounted it on the beam in the middle of our open-beamed MCM living room. It's really beautiful except: the circular base is wider than the beam by about 1/2" on either side. I think it looks funky. Anyone have any ideas about how to do something to the beam to make this all look better?
You could try stain matching a strip on either side of the beam to extend out past the base. This could make it look less weird.
If the fan is not a flush mount, you may be able to find a compatible base that is a little smaller.
Or just get used to it.
I like the simple solution above, of adding a strip of wood to either side of the beam. Might even stair step one out a bit to go wider than the 1/2 inch needed. This could make it look like a design purpose not a coverup fix? Since it is a round base, you might be able to shape the ends in curves to match the circular fan base also.
I've seen Big A-- fans in a number of commercial spaces but never in a home. How big is the room? Big A-- fans have a span of over 5' and some are much bigger.
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Maybe a tapered piece of wood on both sides of the beam.
Essentially a right angle triangle that will taper toward the top of the beam.
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