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Started the knotty pine ceiling installation today!

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by ScotO, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. ScotO

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    Got finished up on the insulation in the fireplace portion of our living room project Friday evening, also got the surround sound speaker wire and the HDMI cables ran, so Saturday morning we started installing the ceiling boards. First installed a 6mil clear plastic vapor barrier and taped the seams and staple holes with gorilla tape. Then was careful to seal the plastic around each of the Halo Airtite can lights with some high-temp silicone. After ripping the first board as a starter strip (that room was built in 1936 and was not square by any means) we ran the ceiling from around 12:30pm Saturday afternoon until 12:30am this morning. Captain Morgan helped us stay with it all evening long! Got back up at 8:00am and finished that room up. Wife really likes it, and I'm pumped to get the other side started this week. Some pics of the progress to date......




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  2. PapaDave

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    Wow, Scotty, you be an animal.:eek:
    12 hrs. would put me in the ER. How are the shoulders feeling?:cool:
    That looks really nice. How did you finish the piece at the peak?
    Seems like you mentioned doing a false beam or something, to hang a light or fan.
  3. ScotO

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    Papa D, I'm gonna make a temporary millwork piece for the peak, then next summer do false rafters and ridge beams. I just wanna get the room in useable condition for this Thanksgiving. As for my shoulders, they feel fine. Now my lower back, well that's a different story!
  4. DianeB

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    reminds me of a hull of a boat...very nice Scotty
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    Scotty, your liner is WAY too short, smoke spillage guaranteed;lol
    The pine looks Great. I also love the strings/insulation idea, I've never seen that before.
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  6. ScotO

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    Foxy, I'm probably gonna have some draft issues there, aren't I?:p;)
    It took some thinking on my part (with a little help from Captain Morgan) but I had that idea, and man does it ever work nice! If you ever have to put insulation in from the underside, that is most definately the way to do it.
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  7. ScotO

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    Thanks Diane. I still have a lot of trim work and finishing to do, but the brunt of the ceiling is up on that half of the room. Going to tackle the insulation on the other half (which is to the back of me in these pictures) throughout this coming week and HOPEFULLY get to the pine board installation on that half next weekend if all goes to plan....
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    Gotta love Captain Morgan, he kept me going a few late nights. Nice job, remember, measure once and cut until it fits;)
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  9. DexterDay

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    Im a big fan of some Rum... Rum and Cokes! Mmmmmmmm....

    All jokes aside. Your an animal Scott. Absolutely beautiful. Your a true craftsmen.

    I would love to do my ceiling like that, as I already did the Family room with knotty pine walls. .

    Cant wait to see the finished pics! !
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  10. ScotO

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    Thanks Dex. I appreciate all the encouragement, too. I can't wait to have it done, but I do really enjoy doing the work. I will be really excited this time next month if I have the ceilings done, the drywall hung and mudded, and the stone started on the fireplace. Still have to install the big mantle beam (it's a doosy) and before that there is the steel stud framing all around the fireplace. I got me an aggressive schedule the next two months, I pray I can stay with it and get it done........I'll need you guys to keep pushing me.;hm
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    "remember, measure once and cut until it fits"
    Especially if it's too short. Wait, where's my board stretcher.;)
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    Well gee Scotty, if you keep gettin' on here, you'll never get it done.
    Get back to work!
    Uh, don't forget the pics though.==c
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    Looking fantabulous. Keep the pics rolling.
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    Nice work, that looks great!
  15. ScotO

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    Thanks guys. Right now I'm cleaning out the second part of that room and getting ready to tackle the insulation and ceiling in that section. Pics to follow....
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    looking good, have done some like that in the past. alot of work but worth it in the end
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    Looks really awesome.
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    looks great....keep the pictures coming.
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    Any estimate on what that ceiling cost you? I'm finishing up paneling my basement and like the looks of that much more than drop ceiling.
  20. ScotO

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    AP, this wood came from New Hampshire! I bought it off of an Amishman up in Lock Haven, PA, and it was really affordable. I bought 96 14' tongue and groove boards for around $500 bucks! Its all grade 1 and 2, very nice stuff.
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    My BIL is a contractor and just put a ceiling like that in a church...except they put up something like 5k sq ft. He said it wasn't any fun...I imagine this isn't either. Looking good...keep yer head down and keep on workin.
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  22. ScotO

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    Actually, it's not too bad. Now the insulation, on the other hand, SUCKED!
  23. Lewiston

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    Nice work! Incredible what you accomplished in such short time.
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    great work Scotty, I switched out all my doorknobs last week and though I was handy - no comparison!
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    Oy, my back aches just looking at this. I'm impressed by the progress Scotty. It's coming along really well.
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