03:26AM | 12/18/02
Member Since: 12/17/02
3 lifetime posts
Hi folks: We're almost finished with the world's longest basement renovation project and the issue of ceilings has come up.

Initially, we were going to use a latticework (my wife saw someone do this on HGTV). It doesn't look the way we hoped it would, though, so we're thinking of going another direction - although given the number of wires, etc, in the way, our options our limited.

I had this idea last night of perhaps tacking fabric to the wood beams in the ceiling at intervals, to create a sort of billowing look (and one that would allow us to go OVER the pipes and wires rather subtly). Has anyone ever done/seen anything like this, and what did it look like?

doug seibert

12:31PM | 12/18/02
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
Fabric hung on an un-plastered(drywalled) basement ceiling is a Fire Hazard just waiting to happen...........Re-think this one.


06:53AM | 01/13/03
Member Since: 01/12/03
1 lifetime posts
I want to do this too. Thought about using painters' canvas tarps. Possibly paint white and then staple to joists. Still thinking though, just seems too weird.


08:18AM | 01/18/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
Sounds great! I bet the spiders will love it!


05:12PM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 01/03/03
97 lifetime posts
haha i think piff is right on the spiders, besides a billowing basement ceiling isnt very manly.
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