Installing A Coffered Ceiling In Your House
A coffered ceiling is divided into squares or rectangles by beams. If you want to install a coffered ceiling, then here are the ways. First of all, use the tape measure, pencil and ladder, and mark the dimensions on the ceiling. Wearing your protective gear, cut the studs to length and centre them between your beam marks (all in one direction first). Use the nail gun to nail the stud through the ceiling into the joists. Cut three pieces per beam of the 1 by 4 lumber to the correct length. Lay two, 1 by 4 boards on top of each other. Run a bead of carpenter’s glue along the edge of just the top (cut for the beam) board (length wise). Align the second (cut for the beam) board along this side and use the finish nailer to nail the two boards together. Glue along the edge of just the top (cut for the beam) board (length wise) on the remaining side. Align the third board along the remaining side and use the finish nailer to nail this board to the top board. The result will be a U-shaped box.
Another way to installing a coffered ceiling is raise each of these boxes to the ceiling, covering a stud and nail the box onto the stud from the side. Repeat this for the remaining beams going in one direction. Measure, cut and install small stud sections so that they fit between the wall and the trimmed beam or between two trimmed beams. Repeat your beam casing of these short sections. Measure, cut and install 1 by 1 boards between your beams against all of the walls. Use the mitre saw to measure, cut and install corner trims between the ceiling and the beams. Fill nail holes and caulk gaps to finish.