11. On the areas that have strapping above, install the nails directly into the strapping.
12. On the opposite sides with the non-strapped ceiling area, install two nails at opposing angles to better grip the ceiling plaster board.
13. Once complete, set and fill all nail holes flush with wood putty. Don’t overfill the holes or you will create an overhead, shoul- der-aching, sanding nightmare.
14. Caulk all seams smooth.
15. Prime, sand and paint according to the painting scheme.
CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT Installing crown molding is today's most-pursued architectural
upgrade. Crown molding with accompanying astragal molding gives the junction of the walls and ceiling both depth and formality. Editor's Note: Rob Robillard is a professional carpenter and remodeler. Visit his website at www.ConcordCarpenter.com.
Complete the project by painting the trim and surrounding room with complementary paint colors.