I haven’t put up any carpentry posts so I thought I would start with the coffered ceiling in our house that we’re building.
Next was to attach all the behind the scenes nailing skeleton.
It was all made from 1/2″ CDX plywood making it very economical yet extremely strong.
We planed ahead and put bracing in the trusses before we put up the drywall to make attaching these U shaped boxes to the ceiling much easier. Used liquid nails and screws to make the attachments.
Here’s a detail of how the molding attached to the nailer’s.
We used MDF for the bottom section not plywood like in the photo. We bought some 4×8 sheets of 3/4″ MDF and ripped them to width with a circular saw and a rip fence. Way safer and easier than using our table saw. We primed it before putting it up to save a step. The rest is made up of relatively inexpensive pre-primed MDF moldings. A 4.5″ baseboard upside down and a 4.5″ crown.
Here’s the first couple sections of molding going up.
Done…Well with that part.