Step 1

plank ceiling firring strips

plank ceiling firring strips

Guys use a nailgun to attach wooden ceiling pieces to this ceiling in the home improvement project.

Attach Furring Strips to Ceiling

Fasten furring strips to the ceiling with the cordless framing nailer. These will act as nailers to attach your planks to.

Step 2

plank ceiling first piece

plank ceiling first piece

Attaching ceiling planks using a nailgun in this home improvement project.

Install Planks

Start with your first piece: groove facing the wall, tongue facing out. Use the framing gun to add a nail to the tongue of the plank and secure in place. For the next piece, you will connect the groove of the new piece into the tongue of the first piece.

Step 3

plank ceiling tapping block

plank ceiling tapping block

Removing a wooden plank from the ceiling by tapping the block with a hammer.

Secure Planks

Secure the planks by attaching a tapping block to the tongue and lightly hitting it with a hammer into the seam.

NOTE: Never hit the tongue directly with a hammer, or it will no longer interlock with other pieces adequately.

Step 4

Cut Holes for Recessed Lighting

When you approach the holes in the ceiling for recessed lighting, be sure to accurately measure the location for the center of the light (Image 1). Continue planking the ceiling, then go back and cut a hole for the light using a 6-1/4” hole saw (Image 2).