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Hide Your Unsightly Basement Support Pole With This DIY Wood Project
If unsightly metal support beams in your basement look too bland or hideous for your aesthetic taste, consider a chic upgrade by hiding them with 2-by-4 wood columns.
To start, take each 2-by-4 section and heavily line the center of one side with a strong adhesive, like Loctite PL-375. Then, attach it firmly to the support beam with clamps.
Wait a full 48 hours for the adhesive to dry, then remove the clamps. Seal the edges where each of the four 2-by-4s meet, sand the wood, and paint or stain it as you would like.