How To Install Wood Ceiling Planks
Wood ceiling planks – Are a way to dress up the ceiling in your home. This ceiling creates a country cottage atmosphere with easy installation. It has been popular for centuries which means longer than plaster ceilings or drywall. Wood ceiling panels pr planks are generally made from pine. Do you want to do it yourself installation? Here are things that you will have to prepare and do. You are going to need stud finder, pencil, chalk, tape measure, plank paneling, drill, finishing nail gun and finishing nails.
First of all, remove any furniture from the room along with crown molding in the room. It is also recommended to remove any track-lighting covers and vent covers. Use the electronic stud finder to find the ceiling joists. Mark each of their ends with a pencil to snap chalk lines between the marks. Make sure in marking the joists’ center. The planks are meant to be installed running perpendicular to the joists and nailed into them.
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The ceiling is divided into sections which separated by the two beams that are crossed in the center. Measure the walls’ total linear footage in the room where you will install the paneling. Pre-drill holes to attach the planks then turn the tongue edge from the wall away and use finishing nails to secure the board. Attach the other boards to the ceiling and the groove to be fitted over the tongue of each. Secure them with finishing nails. Reinstall lighting and vent covers. Return furniture to the room.