Coffered ceiling

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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 1048 days ago

Wow, I love that. Great work!

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#2 posted 1048 days ago

wow, what a dreamceiling!!

-- -Thomas -

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#3 posted 1048 days ago

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 1048 days ago

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 1048 days ago

Oh my, that is some kind of beautiful!


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#6 posted 1048 days ago

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


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#7 posted 1048 days ago

Real sweet job…well done.

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#8 posted 1048 days ago

Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 1048 days ago

Great work!

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#10 posted 1048 days ago

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 1047 days ago

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 1047 days ago

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!

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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#13 posted 1026 days ago

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

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#14 posted 416 days ago

Very nice more people should be doing this.

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#15 posted 349 days ago

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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