How to create exposed beam ceiling
Gina Lusardi
March 23, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am redoing a cottage that was built in 1889! The ceilings have these amazing old thick beams but I don't think my contractor is families with how to leave the beams exposed. Do you put Sheetrock in between the beams to,hide the sub flooring from above?

Any advice would be appreciated! I see so many poets on this site with the exposed beams and it really looks amazing! I could also use the extra height it provides
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soberg
Sheetrock is one choice, possibly with a rough troweled texture.. You can actually use almost any material including wood paneling (similar to beadboard) or even brick veneer. How about the actual beams - are they good looking enough right now to go "naked"? Do you need any kind of cleaning, sanding, staining? If the house was not intended to have beams exposed, then even an 1889 builder would not choose the lumber for its appearance.
March 23, 2013 at 8:00am   
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Rockin' Fine Finish
You could do tongue and groove ceiling
March 23, 2013 at 8:11am   
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