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Old 03-07-2018, 11:34 AM   #1
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Ceiling material?

Hey everyone!

Im curious what you guys use. Either tongue and grove 5/16 pine boards or the thin cheap bead board for your ceiling?

Thanks!!
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:06 PM   #2
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Hey everyone!

I’m curious what you guys use. Either tongue and grove 5/16” pine boards or the thin cheap bead board for your ceiling?

Thanks!!
I'm down in Brunswick - and am concerned about preventing mold/mildew since our area gets extreme heat/humidity levels. I am pretty certain I'm going with FRP panels of some flavor both in ceilings and walls.
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:23 PM   #3
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My plan is a path down the center of the roof with luan about 2.5' wide and then t&g from there down to the floor. I hadn't seen 5/16" t&g, sounds easier to wrk with, though it doesn't need to bend.
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Old 03-09-2018, 03:08 PM   #4
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My plan is a path down the center of the roof with luan about 2.5' wide and then t&g from there down to the floor. I hadn't seen 5/16" t&g, sounds easier to wrk with, though it doesn't need to bend.
1/4" or 5/16", not sure exactly how thick, but that is what Home Depot is selling these days. I was planning on going with the T&G for the ceiling, and cabinet doors / drawer fronts, and 1/4" cabinet grade ply for the walls...
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I used 1/4" t&g pine screwed directly to the ceiling ribs. I'm 6'4" and ceiling height is important, so there was no room (short of a roof raise) for anything thicker! I got it a Lowes, the planks are 8' long and about 4" wide, and they are made by a company called Empire. The pine that I used was on closeout and discontinued, so I bought every piece they had. I think you can still get get it in cedar, but it is more $.



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Old 03-12-2018, 08:11 PM   #6
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3/4 x 5 1/2 t&g 16 g finish nailed
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I used 1/4" t&g pine screwed directly to the ceiling ribs. I'm 6'4" and ceiling height is important, so there was no room (short of a roof raise) for anything thicker! I got it a Lowes, the planks are 8' long and about 4" wide, and they are made by a company called Empire. The pine that I used was on closeout and discontinued, so I bought every piece they had. I think you can still get get it in cedar, but it is more $.



Can you post a pic showing the screw attachment? I want to attach directly to the ribs also, but don't want a million pieces of hardware showing.
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This is a close up of the ceiling looking straight up. The screws are all countersunk, and unless you are looking straight up, they are not noticeable:



You can see the screws in the foreground in this shot, but they are not noticeable beyond that:

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I was going to ask if you used self tappers, but see you predrilled and countersunk, correct.
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This is a close up of the ceiling looking straight up. The screws are all countersunk, and unless you are looking straight up, they are not noticeable:
Nicely done.

It looks like you screwed directly into the ribs.......do you ever have any condensation on the screw heads?
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