Friday, January 27, 2012

How to Build Barrel Ceilings

Barrel ceiling plans

barrel ceiling plan section
After carefully studying these plans I was able to decipher what the architect had in mind... Barrel ceilings!  At first I thought that the barrel ceilings were limited to the front porch roof projection but when I went to build it I realized that the ceilings would have to come into the covered part of the porch as well.  This required turning the dropped beam into a flush mount beam as well as furring the existing porch ceiling down to match the new barrel ceiling.

You can just barely see the flushed beam in the foreground of this Pic.  Today We will be finishing the barrel ceiling and after the electrician moes his box we will be able to soffit the curved barrel ceiliing for a new post.

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