Tongue and Groove Ceiling: An Easy DIY Project
If you felt bored with the look of your so-so interior, you can consider tongue and groove ceiling. Adding plank over the ceiling offers warmth and larger feeling. It also even adds characters within the room no matter what style it is all about. Happy news for you, installing this decorative accent doesn’t need professional since it can be a weekend DIY project too. Do you want to know how it works? Let’s learn on explanation below.
Installing Tongue and Groove Ceiling
Before embarking tongue and groove ceiling project, you can prepare the materials used during this work. Prepare some furring strips / groove, planks, nail guns, hammer, saw, and also tapping block. After ready with all the materials, you might start by attaching furring strips to the ceiling. These furring will be the place for attaching your planks, so you must fasten these strips with nail guns.
The next step can be considered as the most difficult stage within tongue and groove ceiling installation. After the strips already placed, then this is the time for putting the planks. The rule is if the groove or furring facing the wall, then the tongue must be facing out. If you desire to put more creative pattern, the rules are almost the same; making contrast. Once you have put a plank, give it a nail. Keep going for the rest of the planks.
One thing to remember in placing tongue and groove ceiling, you shouldn’t directly hit the planks tongue with hammer as it will interlock with other pieces. For a solution, you can use tapping block as the media between the tongues with the hammer, hit it lightly. If your ceiling comes with lighting hole, then you need saw to cut and shape the tongue. Be sure to measure the hole lighting location accurately. Finally, your room will look just great with tongue and groove ceiling.