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1940s ceiling panels... what are these called?

Posted by mclarke (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 15, 12 at 10:17

We have a cottage in Connecticut that was built in the 1930's or 1940's. The ceilings need to be painted.

BUT. The ceilings are made of panels. Four feet by ten feet. A few years ago, we had to replace one, and we were told that these panels are actually a kind of heavy cardboard, popular at the time.

The guy told us the name of this material, this cardboard -- but now I can't remember what he called it.

Does anyone know?

Thanks --


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RE: 1940s ceiling panels... what are these called?

Beaver-board?

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/blog/beaver-board/

Here is a link that might be useful: Beaver-board


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RE: 1940s ceiling panels... what are these called?

Thanks, Sacto!

A poster over on the home decorating forum suggested that they might be Homasote, which is the word I was trying to remember.

But the article on Beaver-board was fascinating!

Thanks!


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