Beadboard Drop Ceiling


Here is our new drop ceiling.
My husband framed around the edges of the ceiling in order to have a place to lay the beadboard sheets.
This is the view of the framework that he built to hold the beadboard.
Here is a view from the ground up before the final panel was installed and the painting was done.

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  • Amy Williamson
    Amy Williamson
    on Mar 26, 2017

    Can you explain the frame better for your ceiling? This is exactly what I am looking for in my basement bathroom, I am just having a hard time figuring out the frame. Thank you.

    • It's the exact same thing as a drop ceiling grid just made out of wood basically. :). If you look at the tip few pictures you can see how to screwed the sides into the wall to brace them. Then he assembled a grid from that. I can get more technical information from my husband tomorrow and send it to you. Sorry life with four kiddos now has made it hard for me to remember projects from years ago.

  • Auby
    on Apr 4, 2017

    I like the results. I understand how he attached the grid frame on the sides. Do you have pictures of how he suspended the grid framing in the middle. Just trying to make sense how the middle is supported / while also being able to slide the bead board tiles in.

    Many thanks!
  • Kms19286575
    on Feb 9, 2018

    What size did he make the grids? We have a larger family room and my husband is afraid the panels will sag if they are too large.

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  • Gayle Skinner
    Gayle Skinner
    on Apr 3, 2015

    I have an old farm house with a drop ceiling. When I took it down to wash and paint the tiles (didn't have any ideas, other than cleaning or dry walling) I LOVE IT!!! I will show my husband, I'm sure he will too (not all the work, but we work together on all our projects. Thank you. It is awesome! 9

  • Rick june
    Rick june
    on Jun 10, 2015

    How did he support the middle? The regular drop ceilings have the metal ties that screw to the joists and hold up the frame.

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