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Old 11-06-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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My $40 (300 sq. ft.) Homemade Birch/Walnut Ceiling


I promised a progress pic, so here you are, all those who asked.

panels - bought at auction for $10.00 for over 200, approximately 15"x61" in size. most in excellent condition, some crappy pieces.
walnut strips - created from my woods costing me time and labor is all.
1 gallon polyurethane - $20.00
screws - maybe $10.00

so..... a 300 sq. ft. one-of-a-kind ceiling for about $40.00!

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Old 11-06-2008, 01:00 PM   #2
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Looks like it will be very sharp once its complete.
Do you think next time you could lay on the floor and take the picture to get more ceiling in the image (just a thought ) ?

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Old 11-06-2008, 01:08 PM   #3
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i can try, but when i get on the floor, my dog is all over me wanting to play.... =o)
i started with the visual, not actual center of the room, and will work out from there.
man, it was HARD to get the first row squared to the room!
the contractor that did the 6x6s screwed up pretty bad, i've had to 'visually' fix alot...

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man, it was HARD to get the first row squared to the room!
Its all down hill after that
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:25 PM   #5
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Nice!
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I must give you a big 2 thumbs up on this one! Dorf Dude
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Old 11-08-2008, 03:58 PM   #7
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Very cool! Make sure to post some photos when your done. Thats really neat to see some different celing coverings than the same old drywall / plaster celing.

Good Job - Keep up the good work!

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:09 AM   #8
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this shot is for you, iMisspell.....

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the reason i clicked on this the first time, i glanced at the topic and was like "what the hell, a 40,300 dollar birch ceiling.. what is it like a 200x500 room?".. then i had the foresight to re read the topic.

good work, looking nice.
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too funny. $40,300??? no bargain there at all! lol i edited the title better now, so "sorry about that, Chief".....
here's a shot from today...i think it's comin' along nicely! need to rip and route and rabbet more edges tomorrow to continue.

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too funny. $40,300??? no bargain there at all! lol i edited the title better now, so "sorry about that, Chief".....
here's a shot from today...i think it's comin' along nicely! need to rip and route and rabbet more edges tomorrow to continue.

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Lookin Sharp. Glad to see your making progress.
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thanks jamie! and mrnagrom! yup, it's movin right along! today was funny though, my father stopped out for a visit to see how the house was coming along and decided to stick around and help me do a couple rows on the ceiling "because it looks like fun!" and ended up staying for over 6 hours! (free help! woohoo!) he hasn't been out here since early spring, and that dining room area was still being mowed! lol

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Its looking really good, Danger Mouse.
The light and dark blends and accent one another nicley.
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welp, it's all done! along the long wall (above the outside doors) i intend to put a 20' 'knick-knack' shelf to help hide the perimeter beam (and make the wife very happy.) i really enjoyed this project, even the work part! lol

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Man, that's really nice!

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