Well we managed to insulate/ vapour barrier and get the heat and lights on in the cottage before we shut it down for the winter. We now go up and do minor things and prepare the next phase which will start up again in March.
Originally we were looking at drywalling the ceiling but now we have decided to put in a wood ceiling. Since the ceiling in the grand room is 14' and the other rooms are 9' we decided to do the grand room only and drywall the kitchen.
We will be using a light wood such as Birch, 3-4" wide. my question is:... is there a rule on which way the boards go. most of what I have seen on the internet has the boards going horizontal across the room. We would like the boards to go vertical up to the peak ,reason being is we want to keep the feeling of height where as the other way gives you the feeling of lenght in a room. Also if we go vertical then we can use all one size board and there would be no joints. I am so tired of thinking about this and I have to get moving on sourcing the wood. We are probably going to buy the wood finished and then I will stain it. Alcohol and shellac so it's not a gloss finish but a matt finish. (Really looking forward to this job)
Please let me know what you think