replacing wood plank ceiling


Old 03-28-04, 09:16 AM
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Question replacing wood plank ceiling

We would like to replace the wood plank ceiling with
drywall and cathedral ceilings. The planks look like
2x6 with large beams (~6x6) running between them.
Looks like the large beams run the length of the entire

There is an attic above the ceiling.

Was wondering is this just a simple matter of
"remove the planks" and installing "drywall"?
Or is more entailed?

Is it feasable to replace the ceiling in one room at a time?

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Old 03-31-04, 04:26 PM
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Hi Dave & welcome to the forums. Sorry your post got overlooked for a couple of days there.

You could remove the planks, or else go directly over them with drywall, which is what I'd probablly recommend just on ceilings like that.

You can take this project on any way you want, but keep in mind when you start hanging & finishing new drywall, your house is going to be a bit dusty & messy during the operation, so unless you want to deal the mess more than once, might be better to either hire it out or bite the bullet & just do the whole thing at the same time.

Whether you take this on yourself or hire it out, your central air/heating unit should be shut down during sanding & it's a good idea to mask off vents while doing so. Also check & replace the filters a week or so afterwards.

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