Coffered ceiling

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Project by RichSoby posted 06-07-2011 04:23 PM 7939 views 20 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a coffered ceiling I built for a client’s dining room. The beadboard is all tongue and groove. Everything was prefinished before installation. The beadboard was sprayed with pigmented lacquer, the beams and crown were finished with a custom oil stain and polyurethane.

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#1 posted 06-07-2011 04:23 PM

Wow, I love that. Great work!

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#2 posted 06-07-2011 04:42 PM

wow, what a dreamceiling!!

-- -Thomas -

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#3 posted 06-07-2011 05:00 PM

Great job. I’ve been thinking of doing the same thing. What kind of wood did you use for the beams. They seem to have stained up nicely.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#4 posted 06-07-2011 05:56 PM

Thank you.
It is all made from pine. I sealed the beadboard with bin white shellac, sanded with 220 then sprayed with 2 coats of waterborne lacquer.
The beams and crown molding were stained with a custom mix Ben Moore that the client had used elsewhere in their home then 3 coats of minwax polyurethane (again at the customers request)
What I did to prevent the blotching was to sand to 180 then brush on the stain and not wipe it off.

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#5 posted 06-07-2011 06:01 PM

Oh my, that is some kind of beautiful!


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#6 posted 06-07-2011 10:18 PM

Nice job. I’m planning to do something similar over my new kitchen and breakfast nook. Any tips for installation?


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#7 posted 06-07-2011 11:25 PM

Real sweet job…well done.

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#8 posted 06-07-2011 11:38 PM

Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#9 posted 06-08-2011 06:46 AM

Great work!

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#10 posted 06-08-2011 01:49 PM

Hi Anji,
I installed this over an existing ceiling so all of the wiring was already in place.
The box along the wall was just a single board nailed up on the flat. The walls were straight enough that I didnt have to add scribe behind.
The beadboard was the biggest challenge to have each bay line up with the next so it didnt look staggered when seen from their kitchen.

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#11 posted 06-08-2011 06:42 PM

LOVE IT! My house has the original black walnut coffered ceilings (circa 1890-1900) in the living room and dining room- but some ninny long ago (1950-s) stapled up those awful ceiling squares. One day I would like to tear those out and get the ceilings replastered. I like the bead board on your ceiling. Different look- very interesting and quite lovely. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#12 posted 06-08-2011 09:39 PM

I have always loved a coffered ceiling. The combo of beadboard and coffers is fabulous! You did a stunning job, the clients have to be thrilled!

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#13 posted 06-30-2011 05:42 AM

That is seriously beautiful.. inspiration for my own house.. thanks and GREAT Job!

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#14 posted 02-28-2013 06:43 PM

Very nice more people should be doing this.

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#15 posted 05-06-2013 11:14 PM

Beautiful work. Are the boxes formed by intersecting nailers and beams or are they 45’d, assembled on the ground then installed?

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