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Rustic Drop Ceiling


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I wanted a drop ceiling in my home as the ceilings were over 9' but didn't want the store bought look of a traditional drop ceiling. So, the idea came to me to make my own. I like to rustic old look and had access to rough cut lumber locally. These were put together with hand cut square nails which turned out to be a challenge.

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  • Wow! This looks fantastic and has such a warm and inviting look.  I'm currently planning a basement remodel and trying to come up with something similar where I still have access above the panels, without the look of a typical drop ceiling.   I've looked at a lot of examples and yours is by far the best.  I'm curious what you used for ceiling panels?  Congrats on a project well done.
    By grover959, on September 25, 2018
    • Thanks grover959. What's nice about this, is the tiles can be lifted out of the way and have access into the ceiling. For the ceiling panels I had a bunch of these 4x8 sheets of a homasote type of board with a textured coating on one side. My dad had a bunch left from the 80's. I don't think they make it anymore. I had a leak and had to replace a couple and for those, I used white tile board (home depot model# HDDPTW48 internet # 205995949) it's ready to use and it looks really good. An idea that I really like is to use model# 538281 internet# 100080170 (home depot) which is a plybead panel I was thing of leaving it natural with poly on them or maybe a really light stain to get a nice contrast. Also, they sell plybead panel that is the white which i think would look good as well. Hope this helped you some and sorry for the long reply. If you have anymore questions just let me know.
      By Xray, on September 25, 2018
    • Xray - Thanks for sharing these details, it is very helpful.  I'm still at the planning phase of my basement remodel but your project is a great motivation to get started.  Thanks again.
      By grover959, on September 26, 2018

  • What an interesting addition to a plain ceiling! Very cool!
    By RYOBI NATION, on September 27, 2018

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Rustic Drop Ceiling

by Xray
Sep 22, 2018

I wanted a drop ceiling in my home as the ceilings were over 9' but didn't want the store bought look of a traditional drop ceiling. So, the idea came to me to make my own. I like to rustic old look and had access to rough cut lumber locally. These were put together with hand cut square nails which turned out to be a challenge.