flat coffered ceiling

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Project by gcsdad posted 02-13-2015 12:57 AM 2897 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently installed a flat coffered ceiling in our master bedroom. I don’t think it turned out too bad. As always, there were things I would change or do differently if I did it again.

Thankfully, the room was square which made the project pretty straightforward. I used 1×6 boards with base cap moulding inside the squares…..and lots of caulk. Then I added crown. All in all it was an enjoyable project that I would do again….maybe with boxes next time.

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#1 posted 02-13-2015 03:57 AM

That looks really nice. Any chance you would expand on what you might do different the next time. I have this on the list for our dining room and would appreciate any tips. I plan to do it flat like your bedroom project as well.

Thanks for sharing

-- I've almost got all the tools I need, almost.

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#2 posted 02-13-2015 09:33 AM

Very nicely done and it adds a lot of charm and character to your ceiling.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-13-2015 03:26 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

Scott – what I would have done differently are rookie mistakes. I would have cut the ends of the boards to make sure they were cut straight/square. I assumed they would be when I bought them from the big box store…and they weren’t. This caused me to use a lot of wood putty and caulk. I also would have sanded and primed the boards before putting them up..I know…my mistake. Because of this I had to sand & paint while standing on a latter since our ceilings are 9’. It’s amazing what caulk and paint will conceal. :)

I’m pleased with the way they turned out and have gotten a lot of compliments. A friend of mine who does trimwork for a living told me not to worry about the imperfections that the ceiling looked great and it was my house anyway. Good advice.

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