Mahogany coffered ceiling with TV lift

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Project by Polishcannon posted 04-02-2021 12:15 AM 795 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this coffered ceiling with centered recessed oculus. In another panel I installed a recessed tv lift. The tv lift was challenging due to weight constraints. The T&G paneling had to planed down to minimal thickness and the plywood substrate had to have multiple holes cut in it to reduce weight. These laminates to the lift and the weight of the TV could not exceed around 80lbs, mean while the TV was over 50lbs. The oculus will house a chandelier.

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#1 posted 04-02-2021 12:33 AM

man that is one beautiful ceiling,just outstanding work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 04-02-2021 12:56 AM

Thanks Pottz. I am grateful to have clients which allow me to do projects like this.

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#3 posted 04-02-2021 01:12 AM

Outstanding work!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#4 posted 04-02-2021 01:13 AM

That is an impressive piece of work – wow!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 04-02-2021 03:20 AM

WOW!!!! Very unique. Outstanding work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 04-02-2021 03:28 AM

Stylish and high tech … nicely done.

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#7 posted 04-02-2021 03:29 AM

Wow, that is totally amazing.

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#8 posted 04-02-2021 05:36 AM

Amazing work on an amazing home on an amazing lake. WOW!

-- John D, OP, KS

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#9 posted 04-02-2021 08:42 AM

Pssst what no Mirrors?
I thought at least a Polish cannon would have one somewhere, tee hee

Otherwise a magnificent work of art in wood well done!

PS. I hope you have rod stashed inside the trailer somewhere for emergencies.

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 04-02-2021 11:01 AM

Thanks for all the comments. I don’t usually fish where I work anymore, Bob. I keep fishing and hunting for getting away to cleanse the soul.

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#11 posted 04-02-2021 03:26 PM

That is stunning work! Lots of detail in every square inch.

Many years ago When I bought this run down house, I was busy developing ideas to cover up all the horrendous “popcorn” ceiling texture. Removal was out of the question since the popcorn hid even worse drywall work.
This ceiling was at 9’ so I tried a low profile coffered effect with white oak and some faux copper panels I worked up with copper spray paint and black shoe polish.

The added depth you made really makes this a feature versus my attempt at hiding evil.


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#12 posted 04-02-2021 04:48 PM

Nice work! The mahogany alone would break my bank.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#13 posted 04-02-2021 08:26 PM

Outstanding work!

-- Petey

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#14 posted 04-02-2021 09:41 PM

Really nice work, lots of detail, and a hidden tv.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#15 posted 04-03-2021 12:03 AM

I like the use of the copper panels. I have done shallow or simulated beams before on low ceilings also. I think they look good and you can use a bed mould or panel moulding in conjunction with them instead of crown.

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