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Bass - I've only done 2 (can't remember the vendors, but they were not the same).

Like Warner said, start square, if the panels interconnect - double and triple check before nailing off. Wear gloves, too.

Usually the perimeter is finished with a crown molding of sorts, any idea if it is wood or tin to match?
 

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Try outwater plastics. They have a pretty big selection and also offer accessories like cornice and cone head nails.
 

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Its been about 15 years since I did any tin ceiling. I used a source out of Quebec at the time that also sold stair railings, etc.

There are some 2x2 panels that are one big panel, then their are some that have 4- 1' squares on them, and some with a 6" square pattern.

You'll have to see how, in the case of the "one big panel" - how many you can put across the room without cutting. Same goes for the other patterns, but, you can cut them down the seam which obviously gives you a lot more room to play, especially with the 6" pattern.

I always used a pebbled "filler" sheet around the perimeter along with a tin cornice moulding.

I know there is a company in the States - "Norman" something - they used to have all the old dies and could make some pretty amazing stuff - it was just very expensive.

Finally, I think someone mentioned nails - make sure to get the ones made for tin ceilings.
 
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