Tin ceiling installation in a 1950 brownstone in NE Washington DC. Project users American Tin Ceiling panels, from American Tin, in pewter. The second project is in Gaithersburg MD, and uses cream panels with hammered bronze filler, also from American Tin.
Starting Job - Ceiling Preparation
This brownstone is located in the NE quadrant of Washington DC, about 3 miles from the nation's capital. It is a rapidly changing area, and many new homeowners are seeking to renovate this often-neglected buildings.
This young owner decided to make her kitchen an inviting place to cook and socialize by adding an antique pewter tin ceiling. The first step was to plan the design and lay grid markings on the ceiling.
Urban Revivals installed this ceiling, and added the cornice molding and drop corners, in keeping with the turn-of-the-century feel of this home.
Pot Rack installation
Cut outs were made in the ceiling to add structurally sound hooks for pot racks. The hangers were tied into the ceiling joists for extra strength
Screw based rather than nailed tin ceiling installation
These panels installed over drywall using a variant of drywall screws (with deeper-cutting treads). Cutouts were made for recessed lighting.
Another home awaiting a tin ceiling
This is the den in a Gaithersburg MD townhome.
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Tin Ceiling Layout planning
When using a hammered filler around the edges, it is very important to define the center of the design on your ceiling. This allows the tin panels to lie symmetrically across your ceiling, and is essential for making cutouts for recessed lighting.
Striking hammered fillers
The hammered filler acts much as a mat does for a framed photo. It really "sets off" the inner panels. These panels installed over drywall using a variant of drywall screws (with deeper-cutting treads). Cutouts were made for recessed lighting.