New Basement Ceiling

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by: ANameNotUsed on 01/20/2011 Views 37621

Budget

$580.00

Tools & Materials

  • Primer
  • 24"x 96"5/8 mdf ripped to required width
  • "L"brackets
  • 2 x 3's
  • Mdf ceiling tiles from Rona Warehouse
  • High gloss paint (if spraying).
  • Crown moulding
  • Pot lights

Summary

I needed to design a drop ceiling for my basement but wasn't keen on the idea of a traditional drop ceiling with thin tracks. I thought it looked too commercial. So I found a variety of MDF tiles at Rona Warehouse and decided to make my own tracks with MDF, primed and spray painted as well, and suspended them with "L" brackets attached to 2 x 3s. Although it took a half day just to measure and calculate, it was worth it. The extra layer around the perimeter and the crown molding gave more depth.

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