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mchipser 09-08-2011 03:03 PM

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I have no Idea what type of ceiling I have.. I have searched vaulted, tray, and a few others but I have yet to see the same type of ceiling as mine.. My question is how do I add crown molding to this type of ceiling..
I have attached a photo of my ceilings.. Thanks for the help

1910NE 09-08-2011 04:40 PM

This is a personal opinion....you can't add crown mold to that room and have it look right.

framingrailman 09-08-2011 04:53 PM

That I would say is a type of tray ceiling, least wise in Fulton County.
The only way I have seen crown installed in that set-up is to install it on first angle and hold it down so that it does not contact the angle or flare. Similar to installs where a light is laid behind crown to illuminate up. You would have to put a nailer on the wall before installing it to provide sufficiant nailing.

CluelessInKs 09-08-2011 05:24 PM

Inspector called ours a "coffered ceiling".

firehawkmph 09-08-2011 07:21 PM

It is a coffered ceiling. All four walls angle in at the top.
Mike Hawins:)

mchipser 09-08-2011 08:21 PM

Everything I am finding about coffered ceilings are with exposed beams

firehawkmph 09-09-2011 11:54 AM

Doesn't have to have beams MC, coffered refers to the shape. Have to agree with previous poster, crown molding could be done, but not in the traditional sense. Not sure it would look right.
Mike Hawkins:)

1910NE 09-09-2011 09:24 PM

Another option would be to use tongue and groove, or bead board on the coffered ceiling, from the point where the vertical wall plane meets the diagonal ceiling. You could then add a trim detail to finish it off. Not exactly what you were aiming for, and probably more expensive...

loneframer 09-10-2011 07:19 AM

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IME, a coffered ceiling is divided into segments and typically wrapped with wood or composite trim. In this area, yours is referred to as a tray ceiling.

Here is an example of what we refer to as a coffered ceiling.

framingrailman 09-10-2011 07:28 AM

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Originally Posted by loneframer (Post 725109)
IME, a coffered ceiling is divided into segments and typically wrapped with wood or composite trim. In this area, yours is referred to as a tray ceiling.

Here is an example of what we refer to as a coffered ceiling.

now thats a coffered ceiling!:thumbup:

Willie T 09-10-2011 07:44 AM

A "coffer" is descriptive of a box... often referring to a box money is kept in. Decorative ceilings 'boxed' in are called coffered ceilings. Most often they have a series of boxes in the ceiling.

What you have is known as a 'tray' ceiling because it resembles an inverted tray as you look up at it... Tray ceilings don't typically have any divisions within their structures as coffered ceilings usually do.

mchipser 09-10-2011 09:00 AM

Thanks for the clarification... When I lookup tray ceiling I see a recessed part of ceiling but not via an 45 degree angel is.. More like a recessed box..

loneframer 09-10-2011 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by mchipser (Post 725176)
Thanks for the clarification... When I lookup tray ceiling I see a recessed part of ceiling but not via an 45 degree angel is.. More like a recessed box..

We refer to them as stepped, or recessed ceilings. possibly regional terminology

mchipser 09-10-2011 10:10 AM

Yea that's what I am finding.. I still have yet to a see a pic like mine on google.. But it seems crown molding on my ceilings are pointless now anyway

loneframer 09-10-2011 06:24 PM

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The architects in this area refer to your ceiling as a tray.

If the angled portion was greater than the flattened area, it would be referred to as a vaulted ceiling.

If the angle went to the structural ridge beam, it would be considered a full cathedral ceiling.

Then, you have your barrel vault into full tray:whistling2:


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