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More stories about Ceilings

  • Specs

  • Building a Ceiling Dome

    Traditional plaster finishes off this simple, elegant bit of framing.

  • Yonder Underdome

    Underground dome home

  • Modifying Roof Trusses

    My client wants to add a 16-inch-wide 4-inch-deep tray ceiling in a room where the drywall ceiling is attached to the bottom chord of roof trusses. To do this, I'd have to cut out and raise the bottom chords of the trusses. Is that possible?

  • Kenall: Simple Seal Downlights

  • Rafter Ties and Shallow-Pitch Roofs

    Q. My clients have a garage with a conventionally framed 4/12 roof that they want to convert to living space. They like the idea of a vaulted ceiling but not the expense of the new structural ridge it would require. As a compromise, can I replace the existing ceiling joists with rafter ties?

  • Industrial

  • U.S. Capitol Dome Goes Green

    A plan is in motion as part of that program to update the exterior lighting scheme used to illuminate the Capitol Dome to improve efficiency, color, and maintenance.

  • A Curved Coffered Ceiling

    Precise backing, flexible moldings, and a lot of patience got the job done.

  • WayGlo Night Lights

    Alkco Lighting's WayGlo family of LED night lights provides an equal distribution of light at the floor plane via an optical lens and is ideal for illuminating corridors, steps, and aisles. The lights also can be used as a tasklight at the counter surface or in an inverted fashion to light the...