Panelling and cosmetic beams (in house I built)


Member • Kuranda, Non-US


I am a 70 year old amateur builder and have just finished a 3 bedroom home, doing almost all of the work alone. The house is steel frame, and I decided to line the living room and bedrooms with jointed pine. For the ceiling I used fiber-cement sheet, and hid the joins and screws with non-structural cosmetic beams and timber strips. The steel frame (which I assembled on site, including the roof structure) is excellent because we live in a high termite area, but the timber gives a traditional look. David Ainge

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