Style Options


The style depends on 4 things:

 
  1.   the Layout – we custom design each ceiling to suit the size of the room and other features that affect the ceiling such as lighting and ductwork.
  2.   the Grid – the grid itself (mainrunners and crosstees) comes in 2 designs, 3″ wide and 2″ wide.  The 3″ wide grid is plain and looks more like a beam.  It is the most popular.  We also offer a 2″ wide grid which has a detail in the center.
  3.   the Depth of Coffer (or drop-in-panel) – we offer the Deep Coffer, Medium Coffer and also a Flat Panel style.  If you have 8’6″ ceilings and higher, you can easily use the Deep Coffer style.  If you have 8′ ceilings, the Medium Coffer would be a good choice.  If you have low ceilings or just want a flat look, you can go with our flat panel.
  4.   the Specie of Wood and Color – we manufacture the coffered ceilings in Poplar, Rustic Poplar, Red Oak, Knotty Alder, Knotty Pine, Ash, Soft Maple, Cherry and Walnut.  We also offer custom-made coffered ceilings in other domestic and imported hard-woods.  Poplar is our least expensive wood, and it can be painted, or it can be stained beautifully in medium to dark cherry, walnut or mahogany colors.  We offer a custom cabinet-grade finishing to match the color of your choice. (see finishing)
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the Grid

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  3″ Wide Grid   PT1450tb-modified1

 

The grid shown in this photo is 3 inches wide and is smooth on the face.  It looks more like a beam and is typically laid out 32  inches on center for the Deep Coffer and 30″ on center for the Medium Coffer style.

 

 

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   2″ Wide Grid   PT1350tb

 

The grid shown in this photo is 2 inches wide and has a detailed shape in the face of the grid.  This photo shows the 2″ grid laid out 25 inches on center with 24″ x 24″ Deep Coffers.

 

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the Depth of Coffer – Deep, Medium or Flat Panel

 

Deep Coffer

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The Deep Coffer is the most popular depth and uses a 4-5/8″ crown.  It takes up 4″ from the face of the grid to the back of the coffer.  If you are suspending the grid from a drywalled ceiling, you will need 7″ of vertical space. This will allow you room to angle the coffers up thru each.

 

 

Medium Coffer

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Medium Coffer takes up 1″ less vertical space than the Deep and is often used in rooms with ceilings at 8′ or less.  It uses a 3-1/2″ crown.   It takes up 3″ from the face of the grid to the back of the coffer.  If you are suspending the grid from a drywalled ceiling, you will need 6″ of vertical space. This will allow you room to angle the coffers up thru each.

 

 

Flat Panel

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We also offer a flat panel which is often used in basements and other areas where the ceiling height is low.  Most often we use 1/2″ plywood with a matching wood veneer as the flat panel.  You could also use acrylic panels, acoustical tiles, tin panels, mirrored panels.

 

 

 

There are many ways to accent the WoodGrid® Ceiling System.

 

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Tin Panels

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Acrylic

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Circle Coffers


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Vent Panels


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Custom Carvings

 

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 Coffered Ceiling Styles