Pyramid vaulted ceiling

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Project by Niall mMc Keown posted 12-26-2011 06:37 PM 4111 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a vaulted ceiling I built for a client, with no trim moulding so each of the compound mitre joints would show four crisp lines. The final four 16 ft. Pieces were scribed to the wall.

Out of the thirty-two pieces of Fir, twenty-two of them were one single piece.
The room itself was off-square by 1 ½” and the ceilings were off pitch.
This just made the job a bit more challenging.

This is the link to the page on my site.
The pictures give more detail.

-- Niall, California,

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#1 posted 12-26-2011 06:49 PM

Great result! Looks like an awful lot of trips up and down ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 02:50 PM

Whoah! My head is spinning about how you dealt with the roof being off pitch – walls out of square is normal….
The pictures never do justice to the amount of work involved in something like this.
Nice job!

-- Blinded by brilliance

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 03:25 PM

Wow! I appreciate what it takes to do something like this and fit the recessed lights too. Looks fantastic.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 04:04 PM

Scribed. Wow, my hat’s off to you.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 08-20-2017 01:42 PM

You did a nice job on this ceiling.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 08-20-2017 02:16 PM

Optical delusion!

I pity your knees and dealing with construction tolerances 8^)

Nice setup with the two miter saws!

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