Rough Cut Cypress Ceiling
Thanks for the reply. But actually, I took a look at our knockdown kitchen ceiling and it still looks pretty good after 6 years.
As for sealing the ceiling against leaks, the roofing system is the rough cut cypress, a layer of roofing felt, 1 1/2" rigid insulation, 1/2" plywood, roofing felt, and then shingles. So I don't think it will leak much air.
With that said, I can repaint my existing ceiling if it needs it. Won't be able to do that with the rough cypress. So I'm still not sure of how to go here. I've been looking on the web and see a lot of designers using rough lumber for ceilings. Guess the designers don't have to live with the long term maintenance.