Suspended ceiling of recycled lumber.

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 11-09-2007 07:22 PM 4596 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I happened to get a bunch of 2”X 10”, some of them where 24’ long. These came from an old hotel that was raised. These boards were planed on one side, & rough on the other.

I hung onto them for awhile deciding what to use them for, until I got the bright idea of making a suspended grid ceiling in our basement.

First I hung an 8” wide perimeter board, with notches at the proper spacing for the tiles. Then ripped the grid pieces to 2 3/4” wide.

I did this about 25, or 30 years ago, & I noticed the latest issue of Wood magazine has a similar project.

I beat them by about 30 years. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 11-09-2007 07:36 PM

Talk about being on the cutting edge of design! Looks good, Dick.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 11-09-2007 07:39 PM

Boy talk about being ahead of the curve…. Great use of the re-claimed lumber. Looks great…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 11-09-2007 07:42 PM

that’s really sharp ~ very contemporary looking!

-- life can always be weaved into a song.

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#4 posted 11-09-2007 08:02 PM

Great looking grid ceiling, Dick. Way to salvage some wood headed for land fill!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 11-09-2007 08:23 PM

nice job dick !

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 11-10-2007 01:10 AM

Hi Dick;

Nothing like being a trend setter, even if the timing is off!

Nice job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 11-10-2007 03:29 AM

Yes Dick you need to take down the wood and put up those cheap metal grids.

Starting to look like Dusty here. Fancy ceilings.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 11-10-2007 06:18 AM

I always thought that you were ahead of your time.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 11-10-2007 10:48 PM

you are—and always have been—an amazing man!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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