I inclosed my carport and installed an attic ladder flush with that ceiling. Then I put up a tunge & groove wood ceiling and when I got to the attic ladder I installed t&g ceiling right over it too, cutting around the edges. The problem was when I got to the hinges of the attic ladder and needing enough space around the higes to open the hatch. I've tryed using a router, but found out that I'm not good at that. Does anyone have any suggestions that will solve my problem?