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017 Frame / Build a Tray Ceiling

hi welcome to my bathroom in this

episode we're going to be building a

tray ceiling a tray ceiling is

essentially a ceiling that has a

software that runs around the entire

perimeter and then the middle of the

force of the suing is up a little higher

it's as if a tray was flipped upside out

and put into the ceiling so if I were to

remove the old ceiling from this

bathroom and if we take a look up you

can see that there's plenty of room to

put in a tray as you can see the old

ceiling had this kind of reverse soffit

here the left-hand side then it came low

came all the way across so I've removed

all that and put in some supports taking

the new drywall the new tray we'll start

with a soffit that runs across the

entire server

and then from there put in a tray into

the middle thick first thing we're going

to do to put together this tray ceiling

is to build the software that runs

around the entire perimeter it will be

essentially the top of the tray so to do

that we'll be using these two by fours

and I've already cut these out to size

and we'll be putting them together using

some carpenters glue and some 16 D nails

now this isn't a structural ceiling it's

not building the walls together it's not

burying a lot of weights but I still

want to comply with local building codes

and that requires three and a half

inches long 16 D comma nails now glue

really isn't necessary it comes to

building something like this back I'm

sure all the carpenters out there having

a good laugh at me but I like to build

things as if I'm building a woodworking

project so

that's my private place

since I'm no good at swinging a hammer

I'll be using a pneumatic palm nailer to

put these together if you've never used

the palm nailer be sure to use it on

some scrap before you put it on your

real piece there is a kind of a trick to

it you need to make sure that you start

it at the right angle because if you

start at the wrong angle they continue

to apply pressure at the wrong angle you

will bend the nail and the other thing

to remember is that you have to put

pretty constant pressure on it the

second you don't put constant pressure

on it the hammer will stop blowing and

sometimes the hammer mechanism will jam

in the open position and you'll bleed

out all your air so here I have nailed

one side of that tray into place and

this piece will spin it all the way from

left to right done the same thing on the

other side left to right and now I'm

going to build a piece that spans in

between those two when you're putting in

these soffits some of you are going to

be tempted to use screws that only

screws now I am going to use some screws

I'm using some tuna quarter inch deck

screws and stainless steel if you're

going to use screws I would advise at

least not using drywall screws or

standard wood screws do something a

little bit stronger then screws are

going to be as strong as you can get if

you get the stainless steel ones now the

reason you don't want to use screws is

because in framing if anything shifts it

boosts a nail will Bend screws will

break and so you want the sheer strength

of a nail if you do use screws use it

the way I'm going to use them and that's

just to hold everything in place

once everything is the way I like it

then I'm going to go back and reinforce

everything with real nails

now unboxed in the remaining two sides

with a couple of soft that's also so

complete the tray for the perimeter and

the next step now will be to put the

tray in this middle section here and

it's going to be 16 on center will have

two beings one on either side of the

center and it will have one beam that

overlaps the top of each of these sides

so he'll be something for the drywall

hanging out - so our tray ceiling is

complete now I went ahead and put two

two by fours 16 inch on center and I

also added a piece of 2x4 in between

those two pieces in order to give it

some structural integrity so it doesn't

twist and I did that on both sides also

on each of the ends I added a another

2x4 on its face and this is to give a

surface for the drywall to attach see

you later and I also did that on both

sides now before I close this up I still

have to add the lights the exhaust vent

fan and put a moisture barrier and

insulation