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lindajo

02:06AM | 12/31/00
Member Since: 12/30/00
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We are currently renovating/remodeling a 3 story house built in 1914. Projects include tearing down interior walls and building new ones, exterior dryrot and painting, interior painting, building a staircase, stipping laytex paint from original heartpine floors and walls, and installing ductwork to run central heat and air to the second floor. In addition, general decorating, ceiling repairs, and on and on. It is a massive job.
I would like to put a tin ceiling in my kitchen, but they are very costly. Do you have an alternative suggestion? Also, any other tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.

girldog

08:18PM | 01/06/01
Member Since: 01/06/01
14 lifetime posts
is there something wrong with your kitchen ceiling that you need to cover it up? my only suggestion about tin celings would be that you look for a 'reuse center' in your area. not an architectural salvager which can be so expensive, but a center that is much more like a warehouse, selling reclaimed house parts of all sorts without cleaning them up (oh the smell of mold on old cabinets!) & therefore selling them for less.

tigerstripe

07:18PM | 04/08/01
Member Since: 04/03/01
40 lifetime posts
I'm not sure of the cost, but have you seen the tin ceiling tiles that are out? They are very nice, if you want to cover an existing ceiling. I know Armstrong carries them - Tintiles - and you can find them on www.armstrong.com. good luck in your project!

MarkV

09:44AM | 04/09/01
Member Since: 04/05/01
32 lifetime posts
I've looked in passing at tin ceilings and I have seen a cheaper alternative. I think that it's made of mdf and was about $4.50/sq.ft. compared to $17/sq.ft. I found them at a plywood/trim store that carries just about every trim and moulding around.

These prices are in CAD, and I think are accurate. The mdf peices I saw would look very similar to a painted tin roof, and also probably be easier to install, though I've no experience with either.

Good luck

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