Advice for finishing off skylight shafts

Old 02-09-06, 02:38 PM
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Advice for finishing off skylight shafts

Having (at this very moment) four 2'x4' skylights installed. The 2 in the family room will have no structural problems with framing the shafts. But the 2 that are being installed side by side in the kitchen are a different matter. We discovered, when opening the ceiling, that we have "trusses" 24' on center to deal with. I figure we'll have to "wrap" the trusses in wallboard or paneling (whichever we chose to use); both would be painted after finished. Any suggestions? Would like to attach a picture...could someone tell me how to do that? I was hoping that the shaft from the 2 side-by-side kitchen skylights would come down nicely....straight to the box frame that exists in the current ceiling (where the old lights...first florescent I suspect; and later 2 track lights); was not to be. If I could move the frame (on the kitchen ceiling) about 3" to the would line up. BUT, really don't want to mess with the kitchen ceiling more and I had new can lights installed in the ceiling around the "frame". So....I'm trying to figure out how to have the contractors frame for the double skylights and then how would I finish off the shafts...which would include 2 truss frames? HELP!!
Old 02-09-06, 03:45 PM
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To attach pictures, you upload them to a file sharing web site, then post the link in your message. There should be a FAQ on pictures as a sticky somewhere in the forums.

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