Pine Board Kitchen Ceiling Install Using Bryan's Special Tricks for Tongue & Groove

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hey folks got a weird angle here I've

got the camera pointing right at the

ceiling so I just look like a giant but

check out the ceiling how does it look

we finished in one weekend the whole

kitchen area for the kitchen ceiling the

tongue and groove pine and what is

interesting about this I think this

video you'll like because brian has come

up with well a few methods to help

minimize gapping when doing ceilings so

there's a lot of tricks and tips and

techniques that you can find on YouTube

about when you're installing flooring or

when you're doing even the cedar closet

like I did in the last video things that

you can do to kind of minimize the gaps

and Brian I think has come up with some

other pretty original ways and who knows

if maybe he's seen these on YouTube or

not but some ways to help really

minimize those gaps so check out what we

did and Brian I'm gonna say probably 90%

of it I only helped at the beginning in

the end so part of this video is seeing

how you can do almost a one-man install

for for ceilings for tongue and groove

ceilings the only parts where I helped

out where the trim and the seal to the

center ceiling ports so anyway I hope

you guys enjoy and see the progression

of our kitchen ceiling


here we are folks it's our big weekend

of putting up ceiling

look at our first very first board

getting measured so we move out all the

cabinets are all back here in the corner

and I just left that big guy over there

but we're going to start here I got a

couple ladders up me and Brian going to

do this trying to get started getting

the ceiling up so here we go with the

very first board and we're using

three-quarter inch tongue and groove

pine I finished it with a water-based

polyurethane a satin finish so it has no

glare it's gonna look really natural but

have just enough protection on it with

the polyurethane just a light coat of

that we didn't want the ceilings to be

super shiny or glamorous






what they do is cut a piece of pine my

three that we're gonna turn everything

in and put a 45 degree let's get let's

get to cuttin okay was our first stack

there for seven to work with we can put

them up

so we had to this is the tool we had to

stop for vice-grip yep

put it on the joist and then use it to

lever down okay you forgot to pick that

up this morning when we indispensable

tool okay so tell me what it does ah gap

disappears it's not especially designed

for that but that's what it can do for

you guys if ice vise grip vise clamp the

foam is all over those side of those two

by fours and they mix they're really

slippery to grip on with that clamp oh

well things were going along pretty good

and Brian got into a rhythm where he

figured out how to do the job himself

basically by inserting the end of the

board into the notch where the drywall

meets the roof he could get the board in

position and then work on the far end

and secure that and then go over to the

other ladder and secure that end into

place as well so besides the first

couple of boards in the last two boards

Brian did the entire ceiling himself

with this technique so it can be done

solo guys if you want to do your own

ceilings so by the time Brian was

several boards in he was picking up

speed and had his technique down so

things were going a lot more quickly you

know by the time he was on the other

side of the ceiling

things were going three to four times


second side going a lot faster than

first side isn't it

you got your rhythm you get your groove

and you can really speed along here the

task so about seven more boards up there

and then the ones that go in the middle

and we're done sealing so come down this

ladder grab your gun go up that liar

it's like the single man ceiling install

even though I've helped a couple of

times how to put up a toggle groove

ceiling solo you wedge in one end and

line up the groove oh the edge ones


it's all about the right leverage

now you can free up your clamp move it

down safekeeping okay been a problem you

know you're almost done when you're

cutting the ceiling light holes on the

last board for the ceiling the center

board and boy that thing is annoying to

use Brian kept having it spin and and

shut off but uh finally got him all done

for the board's in the middle this is

definitely a two-person job so I was on

the other ladder holding one Emma Brian

was securing his end and so the

technique that we used we were using a

lot of urban clamps to hold the board

temporarily so you didn't have to hold

it with your hands and then we

progressive what Brian would

progressively work down the board

who'd move the ladder and worked on the

board to make sure that the junction was

tight before he nailed it into place so

he had a clamp on his side I had the

clamp on my side and I just kind of

clamped it to the joist while he was

taking a couple of measurements to make

sure that we our distances were correct

and then he moved his ladder down to

make sure that he could minimize the

gapping on those Center boards so that

that part was a little bit tricky and

then after that we were getting ready to

put up the trim pieces well you can see

in this kind of work that you can't have

too many clamps I mean that whatever you

can do to minimize that gapping between

the boards so you have that polished

look is essential so luckily we had a

lot of free clamps and we used all of

them the irwin clamps the vise grip

clams the pry bar

essential tools for doing a sealing

that's left to do is the trim or what

one's gonna be piece up in there and

then the trim in the middle and on all

the edges first couple of trim pieces up

but not satisfied because there's a

little bit of a gap yep we're gonna fix




and here's one of the last two pieces

going up one of the trim pieces covering

the gap that is in the ceiling and

Brian's still working on trying to

minimize the gaps and the spaces using

all of his little techniques of the

clamps but I think we're still gonna

need a little bit of cord around trim on

the walls cuz he really did all he could

to minimize those gaps but they were a

little bit too big to disappear

completely and the last piece going into

place and this one isn't really a bugger

because you know it's the very last

piece so there's not a lot of places to

stick your clamps or your wedges when

all the boards are filled and you can't

grab on to the joists anymore so and I'm

on my end holding the piece all the way

I'm I am so Brian's got to get his

nailed in really quick and then come

down the ladder and get to my side and

nail my side as well but you'll see he

wanted to prevent the the bowing in the

middle and he wanted to figure out a way

to space him apart so he kind of piece a

2x4 with a little bit of an angle on the

corners to kind of twist and knock into

place so he could separate those boards

and minimize the gap that was appearing

in between them so sometimes you can

even use simple solutions immediately so

tight it was just hanging there but it

did the trick it really minimized to

play with another eighth of an inch

quarter of an inch cuz those boards were

pretty tight that we were using for the

trend they didn't

as much then as the really really long

dance did so they need a little bit more

muscle to get them exactly under them to

be but I think all this tricks worked

out pretty good as far as keeping our

measurements consistent not having the



for getting it done in one weekend huh I

mean really I think we put the trim up

maybe Monday night cuz we got really

tired and it was getting late but pretty

much all the boards were done Saturday

and Sunday and so that it's almost the

entire the entire ceiling minus the trim

the trim was a lot we're measuring and

cutting and cutting 45s and all that so

that was a little bit more

time-consuming so we finished the rest

of it on Monday so get up interpret

kitchen lights next this week we've got

our electrician coming to finish the

wiring for the box so we can get all of

the rest of our outlets turned on will

actually have some decent Lighting's

there's all of this halogen lighting and

slept lighting and what else we doing

this week we've got kitchen cabinets on

the docket so now that the sealing is

done we also have the delivery of our

stove our gas stove and I don't tell you

guys felt that as well but luckily you

know the whole job it was it was a

little bit time-consuming but it came

out beautiful I think there's that kind

of that gap up in there that Brian wants

to put a little quarter-round molding on

because he just can't bear look at the

gap it doesn't bother me but he said it

won't it won't fly can't have any gaps

on the ceiling so there's that and then

nothing fell and smashed our tiles floor

so we didn't drop any tools other than a

small like a putty knife no major

catastrophes the floor survived and

there's just a couple of minor dings on

the wall painted walls I'll have to

touch up but nothing too severe that

can't be fixed a little bit of paint so

that was our last weekend guys and we're

looking forward to some more snow right

now snowing outside and so yeah it's um

you know it's wintertime you got a

winter projects and we're gonna get some

fun stuff done including hooking up that

gas stove so stay tuned guys thanks for

joining us and let us know what you

think of the ceiling I think it looks

pretty nice but maybe you have some

other tips about installing

tongue-and-groove ceiling because

anything - we've got a whole bunch more

to do

get the whole loft and the rest of the

house so if you got any more tips on

making those go faster especially if you

don't have a lot of helpers you just

have one we'd love to hear it alright

guys take care we'll see you next time