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A Coffered Ceiling Begins With Box Beams

Built of plywood and MDF, these beams go up quickly, resist movement, take paint well, and even level a wavy ceiling

Open areas might be nice, but they can seem cavernous without a way to differentiate the space. For architect and builder Joseph Lanza, one way to overcome that obstacle is with coffered ceilings. In this article, Lanza focuses on the construction of the box beams that he uses as the basis for the coffered ceilings he builds out of medium-density fiberboard and plywood. He also offers advice on dividing ceiling space and also leveling wavy ceilings

A Coffered Ceiling Begins With Box Beams

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