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Old 10-14-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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Any experiences with wood drop ceilings?

I am in the planning stages of a basement finishing and am stumped on what type of ceiling that I would want to install. I hate the looks of traditional drop ceilings, but don't like boxing the ceiling up with drywall.

I think the best solution, and an elegant one at that I think, would be to build tray ceilings in each room, with the lower perimeter sections drywalled in, and the majority/raised part of the ceiling covered by a wood drop down system.

These systems seem to consist of a traditional metal frame with wood moulding clipped on, and then finished with wood tiles dropped in. I like the look, but wonder about the extra weight of the wood on the frame and quality of the available brands.

Anyone have experiences with these?


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Old 10-20-2012, 08:04 AM   #2
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Might look at the drywall options here. I have specified the EZ tray system and drywaller seemed to like it.

I would worry a wood ceiling in a basement could close you in. However, if you search for decorative ceiling panels you will find wood/woodlike options for standard drop ceiings. Wood Trak is a company that advertises here. I have not used their projects.


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Old 10-20-2012, 09:15 AM   #3
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I love the look of a wood ceiling. My $40 (300 sq. ft.) Homemade Birch/Walnut Ceiling
Isn't it required to still have drywall up there first? Fire safety and all? If so, I'm sure the guys here will let us know.

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