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Re: [Shop-talk] Porch Ceiling

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Porch Ceiling
From: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2010 23:53:01 -0400
  On 10/6/2010 6:02 PM, wrote:
> I'm redoing the back porch ceiling. Currently there is dry wall installed in
> 1963, which is holding up fairly well except for the paint which is peeling
> ( very dry warm climate).  My wife wants bead board ( actually the 1/4 inch
> plywood that looks like bead board).
> My problem is that the defus who built it didn't always hit the mark
> installing the rafters on 16 inch centers. Some are off by up to an inch and
> the lap joint of the bead board needs to be under the joint.
> What say you to the following:
> Screw ax's to the rafters so that the 1X4 are all on 16 inch centers. Then
> Glue and nail the plywood bead board to the 1X4.
> Can I expect a problem with the 3/4" gap between the beadboard and
> sheetrock?  Would that 3/4 " Styrofoam that is used behind vinyl siding work
> in that gap?
> Bob Nogueira ( Who doesn't want to see any of his work on "Holmes")

If the drywall is in good shape you could use Liquid Nails to glue the 
bead board to the drywall.   This is how a lot of 1960's paneling is 

Peter Thomas
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