How to Build a Coffered Ceiling
Apply basic carpentry techniques to primed boards and molding to add a formal, elegant touch to any room
If you'd like to add dimension and character to a plain room, nothing beats the traditional look of a coffered ceiling, with its grid of bold beams. Constructing coffers on your own may seem daunting, but we'll show you how even the average DIYer can create this hallmark old-house feature. The secret is our low-profile coffer design, which greatly simplifies the task of working overhead because you're installing flat boards and molding rather than assembling box beams.
See for yourself as - saboteamos.info contributor Chris Beidel, owner of , a handmade-furniture company in Brooklyn, New York, walks you through the steps of this ceiling beautification project.
Primed lumber: WindsorONE+ 1x6 finger-jointed pine, $1.35 per linear foot;
Coffered Ceiling Overview
SATURDAY Install the beams (Steps 1–12).
SUNDAY Install molding, and paint (Step 13-16).