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Old 09-17-2010, 07:41 AM   #1
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Installing Knotty pine to vaulted ceiling


I want to install the pine boards to my ceiling, but the ceiling has stucco on it. Do I have to remove the stucco before I begin installing the boards?

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Old 09-17-2010, 08:03 AM   #2
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Installing Knotty pine to vaulted ceiling


You can save a great deal of time and clean-up by firring out the rafters. Use a decent grade of wood also, not those crappy 1X3s you see. Probably could rip 1X8s into thirds and use that as firring strips. Then screw them to the rafters - be sure you find centers for anchoring. 2 1\2" screws should be good. And if you're tapping into some old lumber - say oak or GA Loblolly Pine, you'll drill pilot holes.

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