Hardwood ceilings are a fresh new idea for updating your ceiling. Photo credit: mlinksva
If you’re looking for a new idea that’s completely different, think about installing hardwood ceilings. You can cover up that old popcorn ceiling with hardwood paneling to give your ceiling a cottage look. If you have a drop ceiling, even better, just remove the panels and then attach hardwood planks to the metal framing. This is a fantastic way to update the ceiling.
In the past, these types of installations required heavy man hours and multiple carpenters to get the job done correctly. The latest ceiling works systems can give you a new ceiling in about 8 to 12 hours. It’s a good do-it-yourself project too, but make certain your ceiling is flat and smooth, otherwise the planks won’t adhere correctly. You’ll need some basic tools like a caulk gun, galvanized screws, sand paper, a jig saw, and colored caulk to match the wood planks.
Using tongue and groove, install the planks in sets of three. Loosely assemble them on the floor and cover the back of the planks with glue. Once that’s done attach them to the ceiling. Press the wood firmly into the ceiling and secure with wood screws. Continue this over and over until the first row is complete. Caulk all screw holes and wipe away the excess caulk with a damp rag.
Incorporated with a ceiling fan and recessed lighting, you can literally change a room overnight. From the classic barn style of exposed stained beams to a standard drop ceiling of mixed different colors and tones. No matter which approach works best, hardwood ceilings create a rustic and warm atmosphere to the home.
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