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05-08-05, 09:29 PM   #1  
Lowered Ceiling

Hi All,

I want to lower my ceiling in the back room as Im turning it into a half bath/laundry room, and on first look I was going to use battens against the walls on 3 sides (as on the other side I have a window).

The room is 6 x 11 but was going to go to 4 x 11 then "angle" the other 2 ft upwards to over the window to allow light in.

For the battens I was going to run 2x4 up onto my battens at 12" spaces. I will then screw and glue the wallboard to the 2x4 and install recessed lighting.

Would this be feasible? Do you think the ceiling would stay up?

Thanks in advance

 
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05-09-05, 08:00 AM   #2  
why are you lowering your ceiling? How much do you want to lower it??

 
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05-09-05, 04:19 PM   #3  
Its currently 9.5 ft at the moment so I was looking to bring it down a little bit.

I think I may leave it as it is and just screw up some new wallboard, however I think the ceiling may be sagging which will make the job a bit harder - hence me thinking that I may put battens up for a clean start.

 
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