Ceiling Construction

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tongue and groove ceiling
How to Install a Tongue and Groove Ceiling Part 1

Read part one of how to install a tongue and groove ceiling.

A stack of plywood.
How to Install a Plywood Ceiling

A plywood ceiling adds visual appeal to your home.

crown molding
How to Install Crown Molding With a Popcorn Ceiling

Installing crown molding isn't too hard with the right tools

install drop ceiling
Installing Drop Ceilings

How to layout and install a drop ceiling grid.

A suspended ceiling.
How to Hang Fixtures From a Suspended Ceiling

Suspended ceilings are common in basements.

white popcorn ceiling with ceiling light
How to Paint a Popcorn Ceiling

Learn to paint your popcorn ceiling by hand or with helpful tools.

Interior view of a lavishly furnished log home.
How to Prevent Shadow Lines Caused by Timber Joists

Follow these simple steps to eliminate this problem.

A home theater with large, leather chairs.
How to Soundproof a Ceiling with Hat Channels 2

At last, no more room-to-room noise pollution!

A background of old, yellow stucco.
Stucco Application: Mistakes to Avoid for Stucco Ceilings

Don't let a good project go bad.

Faux beams on the outside of a house.
How to Make Faux Wood Beams

Faux wood beams are lightweight, inexpensive, and easy.

A suspended ceiling in an office.
How to Decorate a Drop Ceiling

Transform your office into a tropical paradise!

plywood ceiling
Installing a Coffered Plywood Ceiling

Coffered plywood ceilings create an attractive feature.

An air duct running along an unfinished, plywood ceiling.
How to Insulate a Plywood Ceiling

It's not too late to get the proper insulation.

An aged-copper background.
Installing Copper Ceilings

Here's a primer on how much they cost and how to use them.

Ceiling tiles.
How to Install Suspended Ceiling Tiles

Here's how to put 'em up, from A to Z.

A home theater room with large, leather chairs.
How to Soundproof a Ceiling with Hat Channels

Silence the footsteps over your head.

tray ceiling
Building a Tray Ceiling

A tray ceiling gives an illusion of height.

Looking down a long front porch on a cloudy day in the country.
Building a Plywood Ceiling for the Porch

What's the point of a great porch if the ceiling looks bad?

Faux wood beams
Making Faux Ceiling Beams

Faux ceiling beams do not add integrity to a structure.

Faux brass ceiling tiles in an English-style basement.
4 Drop Ceiling Safety Issues Explained

It may look great, but what's it hiding?

A tin ceiling composed of ornate tiles.
10 Advantages of Metal Ceiling Tiles Over Traditional Materials

Adding that antique look to your ceiling.

plywood ceiling
4 Creative Plywood Ceiling Ideas

These ideas will make your plywood ceiling look fantastic.

cathedral ceiling
How to Change a Cathedral Ceiling to a Standard Ceiling

Turn your cathedral ceiling into a standard one.

cathedral ceiling
Cathedral Ceiling Pros and Cons

Read this article to understand the benefits and drawbacks of cathedral ceilings.

a paintbrush applying paint to a tongue and groove ceiling
How to Install a Tongue and Groove Ceiling Part 2

Second in a 3 part series on installing a tongue and groove ceiling.

t bar ceiling
T-Bar Ceiling Installation Tips

A suspended T-Bar ceiling might provide the look you want.

transparent roof
How to Build a Clear Roof

There are a few other key factors in addition to the panels.

soundproof ceiling foam
Estimate the Cost to Soundproof a Ceiling

Is soundproofing your ceiling worth the cost?

plywood ceiling
Installing a Plywood Ceiling in the Garage

Adding a plywood ceiling to your garage can make the space more appealing.

A popcorn ceiling texture.
Popcorn Ceiling: Pros and Cons

A popcorn ceiling texture can add depth and interest to a room to just be a headache

Grey acoustic foam
Installing Acoustic Foam

Acoustic foam is an ideal noise insulation component.

popcorn texture ceiling
How to Create Popcorn Ceiling Texture

Follow these steps to create the perfect popcorn ceiling in your home.