Owners of older homes often use beadboarding – a technique where small strips of wood nailed together – like wood paneling. Beadboard since most of us do not have time to nail up individual strips of wood panels is a great alternative. These panels can be used to cover entire walls or even ceiling. Most beadboard ceiling panels come in sheets of 4×8, so if you have a roof over 8 feet, you have to cut and fit to successfully complete this project.
Use a thin electronic stud finder to locate ceiling boards. Get your ready beadboard ceiling panels? Decide number of full panels required and how many panels will have to be cut to size. Use a tape measure and a pencil to mark cutting lines on your beadboard. Cut panels needed early so you do not have to stop while you are working.
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Connect first beadboard ceiling panels. You may need someone to help keep panel in place while nailed up. Start in a corner of room. Nails nail in beam panels. Place a nail every 12 inches on each beam. Continue putting beadboard. Panel on rest of ceiling. Fit each panel as close as possible – you will not be able to hide seams with drywall tape.