Wood Plank Ceiling Falling

Old 02-22-03, 12:22 PM
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Question Wood Plank Ceiling Falling

I recently purchased a home that has the wood ceilings and walls throughout the kitchen and living room. The problem is in the kitchen: there are two to three ceiling wood planks that are bowing down and I am not sure how to replace them with matching wood. I would actually like to remove the wood from the walls and ceiling in the kitchen area, it's too difficult to clean. Any suggestions? How would I remove the wood if that is how I go? I will also be replacing the cabinets in the future.
Old 02-22-03, 05:14 PM
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If there are no apparent fasteners, it is probably tongue and groove that is toe-nailed to hide the fasteners.

Take a pry bar and pull it down to remove it. Check for insulation in the attic before removing the ceiling to prevent surprises. You also should check for wiring and plumbing, so that they are under control.

The bowed ceiling boards may just have to be face nailed with number 8 finish nails, then puttied and painted.

Hope this helps.

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