I'd like to remove drop ceiling and replace with wood....how to?

dmissyDecember 3, 2007

I cannot stand the last remaining drop ceiling in back mud room. Aside from drywall, is there a way to nail boards or maybe a rafter look? It is not a large area. Not sure, if I want to tackle or have someone do?

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Bead board is available at most of the building stores, lumber yards. It is what people use on porch ceilings. You will also need a piece of moulding to cover the joints at the walls. And it isn't easy to nail over your head.
How about some furring strips stained every 32"? Easier to install, makes a pattern. If the space is small, though, might be too busy. If the space is full of stuff, being a mud room, simplicity might be the best answer.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2007 at 10:39AM
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I have been removing drop ceilings in my old house also and replacing them with tongue and groove beadboard. I've been using a white pickeling stain and then a satin poly to seal it.

To put up the boards, I fastened 2x4's to the joists (through a layer of nasty plaster) and shimmed them to level. Then I nailed the tongue and groove boards up with a brad nailer/small compressor. The finished product looks nice- I plan on doing the same in most of my rooms.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2007 at 11:15AM
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