Coffered Ceiling in Family Room

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Project by hammergeek posted 465 days ago 1101 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a quote to put a coffered ceiling in my family room. WHAT???
So I decided to do it myself. I nailed 1X6’s to the existing studs and went from there.
It’s basically boxes nailed together on the ceiling, then painted. I added crown molding
inside and out to finish it. It took me about 50 hours to do by myself and didn’t cost

-- Sorry Folks, Jesus is still the #1 Carpenter!

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#1 posted 465 days ago

nice work , well done , why is there a gap in the corner ? 3rd pic !

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#2 posted 465 days ago

Oh, I made a gap there to fish in 14/2 wire then I closed it up. Each box has 14/2 wire inside it in case I want to add recessed lighting down the road.

-- Sorry Folks, Jesus is still the #1 Carpenter!

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#3 posted 465 days ago

Looks really nice. Great work.

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#4 posted 464 days ago

Looks nice. I have been thinking of doing this in my dinning room. Now you have 6k to spend of tools or wood.

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#5 posted 464 days ago

well done. I did this in my living room last year. It makes a very dramatic change and yeah the cost savings is pretty amazing over having it professionally done.

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