During home improvement projects, the ceiling is often overlooked. Though we may not notice a plain ceiling, one that is out of the ordinary does catch our eye. Make the porch more attractive by installing beadboard on the ceiling. The result is a clean look that complements either traditional or contemporary furnishings.
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Step 1: Snap the chalk line on the ceiling, beginning 5 ½ inches from the starting wall and running across the width of the porch. To get a beginning line that is straight, the first row of beadboards should be lined up with this line rather than the wall.
Step 2: Face nail the first board with the nail gun, which means nailing directly into the face or surface of the board. To create a clean finish, ensure that the ends of the board are snug.
Step 3: Continue to install the beadboards, nailing through the groove. This blind nailing results in nail heads being hidden completely after the tongue of the board next installed slides into this groove. When an obstacle like a junction box is encountered, mark this on the board with the pencil. Cut the board with the jigsaw and then install it on the ceiling.
Step 4: Install the final full board. To fill any gap between this and the wall, measure the gap at several locations and rip the final board using the narrowest measurement. Use the flat bar to ensure that the tongue and groove joints are a tight fit. Face nail this last board in place.
Step 5: Take measurements for the trim. Use the miter saw to cut the trim to size. Nail the trim using the pneumatic nailer. Wherever two trim pieces but up to each other, opposite 45-degree angles should be cut on each end with the miter saw. This scarf joint provides a seamless transition between trim pieces.