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Old 06-18-2015, 01:33 AM   #1
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wooden ceiling

I found a ceiling I really like in the album, but when I searched the album holder's name... it sent me to "site team Steve" and with 1878 threads started, I can't find if there was a build thread
the album is for MikesBird http://www.skoolie.net/forums/members/2-albums98.html
any of the long time members remember anything about this? I'd like to review a build thread to learn about materials used.









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Old 06-18-2015, 02:00 AM   #2
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I remember the pictures, don't remember the name. Seems like he was in the south east somewhere. I like the look, as I remember there wasn't much but those pictures.
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Are you wanting information on the specific type of wood he used or just the procedure for installing tongue n' groove on a ceiling? If it's the latter then there is a thread on this site called "The WolF Bus". http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...bus-10777.html

They installed something similar on their bus. Hope that helps.
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Are you wanting information on the specific type of wood he used or just the procedure for installing tongue n' groove on a ceiling? If it's the latter then there is a thread on this site called "The WolF Bus". http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...bus-10777.html

They installed something similar on their bus. Hope that helps.
Home Depot sells them, it cost us about 300 to do it. It's just pine panels, we used blue stain pine
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awesome! love the look of the wood ceilings, my preference being the darker stain with the black striping, almost mahogany colored. Almost looks lacquered

The blue pine looks cool too!

pretty much just wondering how it's attached to the ribs.... when T&G is attached to subfloor, I know there's a air powered T&G nail hammer or a mechanical nail hammer.... but, we're talking metal ribs here... Glue & Screw??? Clips???

is expansion/contraction an issue?
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We screwed them on using 1-2 two inch wood to metal screws per board. The problem we ran into was, although we carefully selected all of our wood, some were still slightly warped. We started in the center of the ceiling, because I wanted a straight line down the center. However, when we reached the sides, over the window, there was a significant slant. We will cover this imperfection with trim, but if I were to do it over again I would start at one side and work my way up and over. You will need two people to hold the wood in order to keep it straight, and I would recommend keeping the screws loose until you have installed all of the panels... This is because the curve of the ceiling makes it hard to insert the tongue to the groove when the panel is tightly in. We also put a layer of insullation tape on the ribs so that when the bus is moving, the wood and metal won't rub and make noise- I definitely recommend this!
There have been no issues with expansion and contraction thus far, but we need to seal it soon to keep the blue stain fungi from spreading.

I love that dark stain too, it looks really classy! We are just going to have a dark floor, so we wanted a light ceiling.
Have you removed all of your ceiling panels yet?
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