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Old 03-07-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
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Convert Ceiling To Cathedral?


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I just came across a house that the original builder went belly-up on. It's framed, roofed and sided but then he ran out of cash and is selling. I think it's a great opportunity for me to buy...price is right. However, the second story master is framed for a flat 9' ceiling. It's a truss roof. how hard would it be to convert the master ceiling to a cathedral? I mean, I know it can be done but I was wondering if it's not really cost effective.
I already have bids on electrical and drywall. With me finishing the kitchen and bathrooms myself, I'd be in a really good financial position with it. The only part I'm not thrilled with is the master ceiling.

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How bout a dropped tray w/ crown inside. Visually appealing and much cheaper.

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Sure, that could work. Anything but the flat 9'. Or maybe it's even an 8'. I didn't pay that much attention. What would that entail? Could the current truss system be modified? What about going to the cathedral, would that mean replacing trusses?
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I think that a cathedrial or vaulted celing would not be worth it considering you would have tp consult a truss engineer for that conversion. It is possible, but with the goal of "flipping" the house a tray would be much simpler and cheaper and as appealing . There is nothing structural at all with that option and it can appear rather fancy, too. ...crown, etc.
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I knew it wouldn't be so easy but I thought I'd ask. Not so big of a deal. But the house would be for me...not a flip. Like I said, it's pretty much a perfect situation except for the minor issue of the master ceiling.
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