|Project by AJ1104||posted 02-08-2016 01:08 PM||649 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
We have a octagonal kitchen area that had a problem with sheetrock seam splitting. It was due to seasonal movement of the rafters. After many years of retaping, my wife came up with the idea to install a coffered ceiling over the seams.
I used 1X6 pine boards which I milled for the best yield.
First step was to construct the octagon as box in the shop. I flipped it upside down and used the bottom as a kleet that was screwed to the ceiling into the supporting beams. This allowed me to nail through the sides and anchor it into the ceiling.
Second was all of the compound miters on the long “spokes” . I setup a cutting station in the middle of my kitchen. I screwed the kleet in place into the rafter then attached the sides and face. I made setup templates for each compound cut for repeatably. Since every wall was slightly different, they were then painstakingly fitted in one piece to reach from the octagon to the wall without gaps.
I finished with the moldings that I milled at the router table using the templates and added a store bought median.
I enjoyed this is project because it is of those projects that gets to be viewed everyday!
-- AJ, Long Island. New York