How to Install a Solid Wood Ceiling in Your Home

A solid wood ceiling can give your home a unique look, but there are some things you need to know when considering this option.

  • Installation of a wood ceiling is labor intensive which results in higher costs than a drywall ceiling.
  • Wood ceilings can be either painted or stained to give the room a different look.
  • Each board in a wood ceiling must be individually cut, fit, and nailed in place.
  • Solid wood lumber can warp and may take some work to achieve a tight fit.
  • Prefinished, simulated wood ceilings are available that are easier to install than wood.

Watch this video to find out more.


  1. Just watched your “how to install a wood ceiling”. We are interested in a ceiling in a workshop. I was interested in the faux system but the video cut off before the product info was revealed. What is the product? Thanks

    • Hi, Rick, features home improvement advice from the nationally syndicated TV show “Today’s Homeowner” and its experts.
      We don’t offer information on individual home builders, repairers and suppliers, but we encourage checking your local phone listings for this information.
      Thanks for your question, and good luck!


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