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Old 07-15-2015, 01:08 PM   #1
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Make a ceiling square?


My house is old and in need of a lot of tlc, although I am running out of all t. l. and c. lately. Anyhow, I will be using sheets of bead board and some 1 x 4's to make a sort of coffer ceiling. The issue that I cannot get past is how to make it seem square, where as the room is not. Hell, my front wall isn't even plumb (but that will be another topic under windows.) Please help...?!?!?!?!:001_unsure :
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I rarely see a room in new construction that is dead square.How far out of square are we talking?I would usually square the new ceiling off of one long wall.Run it all square and then fudge some trim here and there so it is not noticeable.You have to make the best of what you have to work with.If it's 1" out from opposing corners cheat each one on the layout 1/2" would help but keep the field all square and adjust with trim.
More info and pics would help.

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The good thing is the left wall isn't a complete wall the entire length. The living room meets up with the dining room and hallway. Thanks for your help.
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Nothing is ever square.
You really need to celebrate the rhombus and the trapezoid if you do home improvements.
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As to the measurements noted, not having studied everything, they are likely talking about measuring the diagonals which when equal would be a square....but when out a half inch each way would suggest a bump of a quarter of an inch on the short diagonal. Ron
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As to the measurements noted, not having studied everything, they are likely talking about measuring the diagonals which when equal would be a square....but when out a half inch each way would suggest a bump of a quarter of an inch on the short diagonal. Ron
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Ron is correct about checking the square of the room by measuring the diagonals.(opposite corners)
You can cheat each corner a bit for your layout but still layout a perfect square for your coffers.Otherwise you will be fighting it all the way thru.After your ceiling is layed out and installed inside this perfect square you can cheat the trim to make it look right.
Much easier to layout a bit off from your walls and cheat four pieces of trim than to fight every component when installing it.
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When a floor is laid, the last piece may have to be cut for less than parallel space. Same with the ceiling. You may have to add a design that uses flat face that can be cut to cover the angled space. Start at the entrance to this room and looking left and right, you want to see straight lines that keep the perspective. Keep the vertical pieces straight and square. Don't use casing type of trim.
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Its really not a big deal being out of square with what your doing. I would make sure its straight though. snap a line to get your first row straight. you will probably have to rip the last piece on an angle but that's about the only different.
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