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Old 05-09-2019, 06:41 PM   #21
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Re: Crazy!! Cost Of Drop Down Ceiling

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KAP, very kind of you to take the time to add the image. Thank you. The drop is about 18 inches.

Because its a large drop, the "stud nailed to ceiling, material for drop dadoed, then glued or nailed, then your finish piece" part may not work because I would have to use ripped sheets of plywood to make the I beam (with finished piece being on bottom). That would be a bunch of plywood.

Thus, Im thinking of using metal studs hung down vertically at intervals, with them connected to a metal Channel inlaid with ripped wood for the bottom piece. Think the channels can be laid perpendicular to the joists and be set level and then attach the Mains to the channels.

What do you think?

It would be what, 20 sheets of ply to do it Kapís way?

I would not being inlaying metal channel and cutting up metal studs to save 20 sheets
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:07 AM   #22
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Re: Crazy!! Cost Of Drop Down Ceiling

My father in law was an interior contractor. Did mostly commercial work so drop ceilings at the time were a big deal back then in the 80's. I actually worked with him while in college and got a lot of experience with that stuff. Not really surprised at the cost posted by the OP.


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