Beadboard panel ceiling in a basement


Old 03-19-17, 02:17 PM
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Beadboard panel ceiling in a basement

My question is how do you put it up? Do you have to have drywall up or can you nail to the floor joist?
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Old 03-19-17, 02:26 PM
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Welcome to the forums. If you are talking about the 4x8x1/4" panels, yes you need a good substrate, and drywall is adequate. The reason is that it will sag between joists without being glued ans stapled ( narrow crown) to a substrate.

If you plan on bead board planks, they are nailed to the joists through the tongue

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Old 03-19-17, 02:28 PM
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I have done it glued to the bottom of the joists with just a few nails to help hold it in place while the glue dried. Getting good butt joints is difficult where they are not backed by wood. I found it best to cut a strip of wood or panelling and glue to the back side with an inch or two sticking out proud which provides a gluing lip to help hold the edges of the panels in line.
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