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Georgefloorman 02-28-2012 01:16 PM

Coffered ceilings and adjacent hallways...
Because of low ceilings, I'm having to do the "faux" coffered ceilings, using 1x4s instead of actual box designs for the coffering. One fellow mentioned that it's not necessary to take the coffering into adjacent hallways. The passage to our hall is not a standard headered doorway, but an open smooth flow of den to hall ceiling. It seems sort of cheesy to end the coffering in the den with a trim piece where the hallway begins. Is there a good way to stop without going down the hall, or is taking it down the hall better? By the way, I'm getting rid of old popcorn ceilings. Thanks.

TarheelTerp 02-28-2012 02:03 PM

If I had low ceilings...
I'd find something else to devote my time and money on
(rather than *anything* that made them lower).


kj6887 03-01-2012 07:03 AM

You can build a soffit or bulkhead at the end of your hallway down to 7' or so. Hope this helps.

woodworkbykirk 03-01-2012 07:51 PM

a slightly larger box beam where the room meets the hallway will create the transition.. however coffered ceilings are a bad choice in rooms with low ceilings. as you lose headroom and it will make the room feel smaller. its better suited for rooms that have ceilings that are atleast 8'6"

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