DIY Slatted Ceiling

By: Bridgett Shepherd from
DIY Slatted Ceiling
DIY Slatted Ceiling

"When we started renovation and remodeling our guest bathroom, we knew we wanted to add a unique touch. Incorporating wood tones was a must and that's where our DIY slatted ceiling came into play! To create this slatted ceiling look you'll need to stop by your local home improvement store. We used 1x2x8 furring strips. They rang in at $.98/ea. The first thing we did was prep the wood strips. We did this by sanding them with a belt sander until perfectly smooth on the top and two sides, since they would all three be showing once nailed. We loved the look of the natural knots, so we kept those on a few.

"Once we sanded down the furring strips, we removed the dust and stained them with Varathane Dark Walnut. We let the wood dry over night, and the next day we nailed them to our ceiling using our nail gun. Make sure you measure each piece as you go, as each strip isn't exact. Some tips for this project would be to have a friend or spouse there to help you. It's definitely a two man job while one nails, the other holds the opposite end, while still holding your object between boards to have even gaps between the ceiling slats. This project from start to finish (not including overnight drying time) was roughly 4 hours."

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueWood Crafts

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • 1x2x8 furring strips
  • Varathane Dark Walnut wood stain
  • Nail gun
  • Sand paper
  • Sander
  • Nails
  • Miter saw (or hack saw)
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