I'm installing faux ceiling. I'm using 3 8'x10' boards for each beam. I'm having trouble figuring out the slope of the ceiling so I can cut the side boards to fit right up to the ceiling. Can anyone please tell me how to do this?
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Yes thank u but I know how to attach it to the ceiling. I just cannot get the right angle the pic I included was my first cut with negative results. I used a protractor to get the angle. I placed one half of the protractor on the flare part of my ceiling and the other on the sloping part. Should I do it from the wall to the ceiling?
Whole lot cheaper to make your templates out of drywall or 1/4" louon.
It should not matter, the angle will be the same.
That's some really wide wood if that's what you plan on using for those beams in that small a room with that low a ceiling.
1 X 6's would have looked better.
I agree with the previous commentor with the drywall template idea. It'll probably be fast and more accurate to use trial and error to get that angle correct than it is to worry about protractors. There are faux wood beam installation videos here: http://www.owtraditions.com, but don't know if they show a method to decipher angles. Good luck!
a quick method to find that angle is to use a 2x4 block about 16" or 24". this block serves as the beam. hold a 2 foot level on the block to get it level and rest one corner of the block against the sloped ceiling, now use another 24" 2x4 placed against the sloped ceiling and rested against the side of the level block- scribe with a pencil the angle onto where the sloped block crosses the level block. now use a speed square and read the angle on the level block, this is your angle. I would check both sloped ceilings and check it where each beam lands. I use this method to find roof pitches while over framing...
Last edited by hand drive; 11-08-2012 at 10:06 PM.