A New Approach to Coffered Ceilings
Foam-core beams and moldings make for an attractive, easy-to-install ceiling.
Synopsis: A coffered ceiling can take a room from ordinary to impressive, but a conventional coffered ceiling is expensive and tricky to install. Drywall experts Brian Kitchin and Nick Aitchison have developed a technique for creating a coffered ceiling from EPS moldings and trim that are covered at the factory with a layer of joint compound. These pieces are easy to cut, are far lighter than wood, and don’t move with changes in humidity and temperature.
Click here to see a video of the Drywall Nation guys in action adding coffers to a flat ceiling.
As drywallers, we’re used to most of our work being the backdrop for other finishes. Increasingly, however, we’re adding those details that make a home’s interior stand out, such as the coffered ceiling shown here. Several manufacturers make EPS polystyrene moldings and trim for exterior and interior use. (Foamcore Architectural Mouldings, Toronto; foamcoremouldings.com.)…