I'm a carpenter on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. For a recent project, my partner Rob and I built a recessed ceiling dome for a client who wanted a focal point in an otherwise conventional bedroom.
We started by drawing circles on the bedroom ceiling with a piece of string and a pencil to determine the dome's size. About 5 feet looked right. Then we cut out the drywall and reframed the ceiling joists to create a square opening slightly larger than the circle, with the same center point. We stiffened the opening by cutting a 4-inch-wide...
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