Hiding a slanted Ceiling/wall ?

Old 06-12-12, 07:56 AM
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Hiding a slanted Ceiling/wall ?

[h=2][/h]I'm trying this question here to see if someone can help me out. I realize this is a ceiling/fascia but it's the same issue that would apply to a unlevel ceiling/wall and trying to mask it or hide the problem with trim if it's possible.Name:  ceiling.jpg
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Hi all, I'm new here and have a bit of a dilemma with a century house porch with sun roof over it. I have pulled down all the existing covering, properly supported the beams and whatnot. I didn't jack it up, since everthing has settled over the past 100 years and figured I'd do more damage then good. So here's the problem I have strapped the porch ceiling and it also has fascia on the inside portiong of the porch. It has been sided in cottage pine but there is a two inch or so slant towards the front of the house making the fascia portion appear very slanted. My question is there anyway where the ceiling meets the facscia that I can at least mask the slant or make it less obvious ? I was wondering if crown molding would work, I'm not really sure. I'm kind of at loss on how to cover this area with trim. I just want to create the optical illusion that it's a bit more level then it is. My sketch is a rough idea of how it looks. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Old 06-12-12, 08:40 AM
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Since this is an illusion you are trying, you might try a trim board 5 inches wide on the 20" end tapering to 3" on the 18" end. The two inches of taper over 11 feet might not be noticeable, since most folks never look up. Just flat stock, painted the same color as the rest could pull this all together. You probably would need to run appropriate trim around the whole porch to pull this off.


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