DIY Coffered Ceiling Ideas
Coffered ceiling – Do it yourself installation of coffered ceiling design can be created to make interesting home decorating styles. There are things to put in mind when it comes to creating the ceiling like safety glasses, pencil, tape measure, miter saw, 2×4 lumber, chalk line (snap line), nail gun, wood glue, 1/4-inch oak, molding, stain, paint brushes and clean cloths. Just follow these steps to get yourself the very best results for your own satisfaction.
First of all, stain all the oak wood and interior molding. The first paintbrush coat and then wipe it with a clean cloth to make the wood grain exposed. Then you should determine the ceiling grid layout. Just make sure that the longest beams run ceiling joists parallel so they will be properly supported. Chalk line can be used to draw the ceiling’s grid. A grid is created with 2x4s. Then measure the length and width of the grid then to cut the 2x4s down to get the appropriate sizes. The 2x4s is fastened to the ceiling along designated lines. Measure the length for the finished oak pieces and cut to size. In most designs, the vertical pieces slightly sit lower than the horizontal ones.
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Then wrap the beams in finished oak and molding. Attach the finished oak pieces using a nail gun to the 2x4s. Measure the length that needed the interior crown molding. The molding will cover the joint where the vertical piece meets the ceiling. Cut according to the size and fasten it.