beadboard ceiling

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  1. Jun 26, 2006 #1

    Mr_Butterworth

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    Hi all,
    I'm replacing a celotex ceiling in a small sun room with wood beadbaord. The celotex is attached directly to the 2x4 ceiling joists. Above the 2x4 joists are insullation and sheet plastic. Question is, should I install drywall to the 2x4's before I install the beadboard? Is that unnecessary ?
    Thanks for the consideration,
    Mr Butterworth
     
  2. Jun 26, 2006 #2

    Square Eye

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    Drywall is not necessary. I wouldn't recommend adding the weight.

    You should be fine, keep your boards straight and check them with a string occasionally.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2006 #3

    Daryl in Nanoose

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    I agree 100% with Square Eye but there are a few things I do in this situation.
    1- I snap a few chaulk lines for reference so I can check for straight.
    2- I always check the wall and ceiling to see how straight they are.
    3- check the meaurements from wall to ceiling so I know what size of board I will end up with when I get to the end so If I need to rip one down to get a even look I know what size to make it. Nothing worse than ending up with a thin piece.
     

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