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getting ready for round #2....knotty pine ceiling

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by ScotO, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. ScotO

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    Been slaving away at quite a few things the past couple weeks since I started the ceiling in my two-part living room. Finally got the structural beam "boxed in" for the faux barnwood beam, will insulate that this evening and get the ceiling started on that side this weekend. I'm really looking forward for this damm ceiling to be done!
    Pic of the roof rafters that were converted to scissor trusses, and a couple of pics of the faux barnwood beam framework ..

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  2. vinny11950

    vinny11950 Minister of Fire

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    wow, Scotty, this is a hell of a job. for a DIY project, you are doing great. i can't even imagine how sick of it you must be but it's already looking great.
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  3. ScotO

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    Thanks V. Yeah, I'm definitely sick of it. The wife and I knew what we were getting into when we started this total house overhaul 6 years ago, but the details change along the way, you end up adding things here and there, bouts of burnout........not to mention the full-time job, the tree work I do as a side job, three kids that we want to spend time with. It just gets flat out overwhelming. But the finish line is in sight, so I'm gonna plug away and hopefully have it done (at least USEABLE) for Thanksgiving.
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    To think you haven't lost your temper at me once. Well, not on here anyway.;)
    That's quite the project. I don't envy you at all.
    Keep pluggin' away, you'll git er dun.
    Will you do the faux beam first? Sorry, but that word just cracks me up. Faux. Faux sho'.;lol
    Whatever you do, keep the pics coming.==c
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    Sounds like you're doing it the right way . . . my wife and I have renovated the house . . . and are still working on it . . . a bit at a time. At times we're working pretty much straight out on every weekend and most weeknights . . . and then at times we just take a break from things.

    At this point, like you, we're getting close to finishing up most of the big projects -- leaving just the many, many small projects that come with owning a home.
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  6. ScotO

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    That's exactly where we are at too, Jake. I've already succomed to the fact that when you own an older home, you'll never be "finished" working on it....;)
  7. ScotO

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    Naw, I enjoy the stabbing. Dear wifey already has me "bled out"!;)

    You're right, PD.....it is a funny word, but it sounds a little classier than "fake" beam....lol.. There actually IS a real beam above it, but I had to make framework for the barnwood to mount to. I'll do the beam when I get the ceiling done, don't worry......I'll post plenty o' pics for ya!;)
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    I'm like'n what I am see'in. That should be super sharp when finished. I love the warmth that interior wood brings to a home.
  9. Backwoods Savage

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    Love the knotty pine. Here is a little bit of ours from last year.

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    Thanks Scott.
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    Real nice Dennis.
    Is that pass through shelving?
    Part of the addition?
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    Yes. Wife really wanted that. I really didn't but gave in. It is working out okay.
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  14. ScotO

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    Sav, in the married world I'm a relative pup compared to you and your Mrs. (we've been married a measly 15 years), but you know what they say (and it holds true through the millenia) "If mum ain't happy, AIN'T NOBODY HAPPY!" And Like I said earlier, I love it. Looks fantastic. I'd probably have a couch in that room and be nappin' there all the time.....
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    Well Scott, it is not far from the stove! Favorite place in the house.
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    Scott, that's looking good!! You will be proud I'm sure when it's all done. I know the feeling of the never ending project, I never thought I would finish the "game room" addition on our place but now I appreciate the compliments when friends are over to shoot a few racks of 8 ball.
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    Holy cow!! That will look awesome when its done scotty! How I wish I had just 1/4 the construction / remodeling skill some of you have!!!!

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    Scotty, have you had any time to work on this?
    Just hoping you're still kickin' azz and takin' names. TG is getting closer.;)
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    I'll be doing the same in this log cabin I just bought.

    This place was built in 1972, and NEVER finished. I will be cutting a ridge vent and shingling first, then insulate the rafter spaces with air troughs for vent space above the insulation. I like to add strips ACROSS the rafters and put sheets of silver backed foam board on the studs tightly between the added strips. I'll attach the tounge and grove finished ceiling boards WITH the rafters in a vertical pattern instead of ACROSS the rafters. I like the taller appearance it gives a cathedral type ceiling.
    This log home was brought from north of the Artic Circle from Finland, so I'm keeping it original the way they are built there with only 6 foot doorways and low windows since the sun never gets very high on the horizon. It will be a while to start the ceiling. The entire home is full of building materials and logs from building 5 other homes like in here in the states. "Full" of building materials is an understatement. 700 plus sheets of plywood in the basement stacked to the floor joists saved the floor from colapse for 36 years ! Had to stabilize the building before I could start unloading it. Below is one of 3 stacks of plywood I jacked the beams back up with. The posts will stay after unloading the floor above. Ceiling will be next spring.
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    Whoa.......

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  21. ScotO

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    Finally making some progress on the second stage of my knotty pine ceiling. Got the beam framework complete, finished framing the open gable in the loft end, got all the electrical roughed in, an insulated the truss gussets and beam. Also made struts for each truss to add rigidity to each rafter. Should have most of the insulation done by Saturday afternoon, barring any other unforeseen circumstances......



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  22. ScotO

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    cant wait to see pics as you progress the project, Coaly! That'll be an awesome cabin when you get it done!
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    There's enough "gusset" material in there that I could build cabinet carcases for my kitchen, AND laundry, AND bathroom.;lol
    Maybe the shop too. ;)
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  24. ScotO

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    I didn't have access to gang nails (like the ones they use to build trusses). I priced some of those gang nails on the internet and almost threw up! They aint cheap. Anyway, since I basically built a truss ouf of every original rafter on both ceilings, I went the extra step and built those gussets.......they are glued and nailed with 8D nails......the OVERKILL WAY!:cool: They also helped me level out the ceiling to near perfect, which without those gussets it would have had a couple of nice waves in it. Tonight I'll be swimming in insulation.......I just cannot WAIT to be out there in an hour or so......
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    Done with the insulation for the day yet?
    My brother got some of the new non-itchy stuff for his garage recently. I helped a bit, and didn't notice a problem. Nice.
    Just think, in a couple months, you'll be stuffing your face with turkey and looking at all the work done.
    Ahhhh.

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