Asked on Nov 23, 2019

Can I make a shiplap ceiling using 6" strips of plywood?

Laura CooperLeeDee


Can you use 1/4” plywood. Cut in 6” strips to make a shiplap ceiling?

5 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Nov 23, 2019

    That could give it that look.

  • Gk
    on Nov 23, 2019

    Yes. Just follow the same instructions you would for a wall. Install perpendicular to the studs. Locate your ceiling joists first so you are nailing into ceiling joists/studs. I would sand, prime, and give the strips one coat of paint before I put it up. Add more coats of paint after you get it up. Fill in any nail holes first, sand smooth, then add more coats of paint. You will have to consider some trim around the perimeter of your ceiling. It will make it look more finished and hide any discrepancies.

  • Dee
    on Nov 24, 2019

    What a project, I would love to see it when completed. Yes just follow GK's instructions.

  • Lee
    on Nov 24, 2019

    Thank you, the people that had the house before. Just took drywall mud and put it all over the ceilings. Not a good look. Just trying to find something affordable enough to make it look better.

  • Laura Cooper
    on Nov 27, 2019

    There are also surface mounted ceiling tiles that are beautiful architecturally and also are sound attenuating. I've seen them at menards

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