I want to share step-by-step how we built the beautiful wood coffered ceiling in the master bedroom. It completely transforms this room.
Here is the master bedroom many moons ago. Our coffered ceiling started with simple drywall.
1.) Andrew first took 2x4's and created a grid pattern.
2.) Next, he took four-quarter knotty alder and nailed it over top of the 2x4's in the same grid pattern.
3.) Then using quarter-inch alder, he filled in all of the grids.
4.) To give it a finished look, Andrew wrapped each grid in crown.
5.) Then he used a maple-to-alder spray stain and a coat of lacquer.
6.) Next, he used a water-based rusty old glaze that was wiped on and off. This is what caused the knots and grain patterns to pop.
7.) After letting it dry for 30 minutes, it was lacquered one more time.
It was gorgeous, but it looked shockingly stark against the white walls. I was anxious to get everything taped and painted. If you notice, we painted the walls AND inside the coffer itself with the SW Pussywillow color.
Here it is with the tape and plastic removed (and on the floor). It all looks more complete and gradual this way.
And finally, here it is finished with the ceiling fan in the center and the can lights installed along the outside edges of the coffer. This room is just waiting for carpet and vent covers!