Bamboo reed fencing on the porch ceiling

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Old 03-13-18, 02:36 PM
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Bamboo reed fencing on the porch ceiling

So, we have a porch ceiling that we had to patch up on a large scale, and even though it's not peeling off any longer, i really hate the way it looks. I've seen pictures of reed fencing installed on the porch ceilings, and reed seems so cheap, so i was wondering if we could just use staple gun for this? Right now there is just some type of drywall looking boards with joint compound over it, and idea of stapling reed with staple gun is much more appealing than having to search for beams. I don't think reed fencing is heavy to the point where it would have to be attached to the beams.
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Old 03-13-18, 03:15 PM
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Post a picture of what you have now.
I can not think of a single reason why I'd use reed fencing unless I was building a Tiki Hut.
It would be impossable to clean, It's going to sag, no way is just stables going to hold in sheetrock.
 
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Old 03-13-18, 03:21 PM
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Ive seen something like what you are describing and it was sort of Tikish looking.

If I recall the reeds are up to 1/2" dia so staples may not be long enough.
 
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Old 03-13-18, 04:03 PM
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Will need a suitable base material with which to attach the reeds. Can't just staple into drywall, so some sort of plywood would be in order. And I'm sure your definition of staple is different from mine, so anything that when applied is not using pneumatic assistance will not be sufficient to hold up the reeds.
 
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Old 03-13-18, 04:42 PM
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I am not sure how to post a picture, but i did find few online. Yes we would like that tiki bar look, but i am not sure how people put these up!
 
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I've also seen wallpaper with a very heavy grass/reed covering!
 
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Old 03-14-18, 11:08 AM
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Perhaps glue bamboo to sheets of plywood or OSB and then attach covered sheets to the ceiling.
 
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