Wood PlanksA very common type of wood ceiling is the coffered ceiling – wood beams in a pattern with wood panels between them. All I ever do in Minecraft is place a bed and a painting if I’m feeling really decorative… Definitely putting my houses to shame! I’ve never played minecraft though my granddaughter says some of her friends play it. I like building things like that, maybe I should download it to my tablet. I don’t play Minecraft (or anything else), but what a fun project to read about! She enjoys building, farming, and breeding animals in vanilla and modded Minecraft. Using paint and/or wallpaper are two of the easiest ways to update the walls in your Century Home.

If you are questioning your ability and what the actual materials are in the walls of your Century Home; you will want to contact a professional. Do not paint over the wallpaper, as this makes the wallpaper nearly impossible to remove in the future. Should you find that someone had painted over wallpaper, you will want to tackle the removal process before you begin updating the walls in your home. Hiring a professional wallpaper remover, may be well worth your time and money if the process looks to be overwhelming.

Using paint or wallpaper I probably would add pictures, photographs of flowers. It’s ideal to have planks run perpendicular to ceiling joists, so they can be nailed into joists. Planks can be nailed directly into drywall if running parallel to joists as long as the planks are lightweight. Determine how planks will fit on ceiling and make any necessary cuts on a chop saw. For example, if planks are running width-wise in a 12′ wide room and 8′ long planks are being used, cut several planks to 4′ long.

Place first plank flush against wall and nail into ceiling with a finishing nailer. If shooting into ceiling trusses, use a stud finder and mark location of trusses with pencil. Construction adhesive may also be applied to back of planks for additional hold. When applying second plank to complete first row, make sure tongues are lined up and planks form a straight, continuous line. Most homes do not have perfectly square walls, so planks may not fit perfectly flush against wall.

When ceiling treatment reaches a light fixture, shut off electricity to room at the breaker box. Reinstall fixtures and turn power to room back on. Continue installing planks until entire ceiling is covered (Image 3). Tip: Find an object that’s the same size and shape of outlet to use as a template. There are dozens of tutorials for planks walls out there, all of them giving you fine directions on the logistics.

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