Creating a beautiful front porch ceiling with tongue and groove boards provides a timeless look for a custom home. With a tongue and groove ceiling, there are two different profiles to choose from; a beadboard ceiling or a v-joint design. With the beadboard, the face of each board has a bead profile at the joint and also in the middle of the board, also called edge and center bead design. When installed, the final ceiling will look like rows of narrow boards two and a half inches wide. The v-joint design looks exactly how it sounds. A "V" shaped groove is located at each edge of the board and the face between the v-groove is smooth. The final ceiling will look like rows of wider boards at five inches wide.
There are many benefits to having the material factory machine prefinished (see below) and you have a wide variety of finishes and colors to choose from. Traditional southern porches are painted with a light blue color also known as Haint Blue. Since this blue color is a bit subjective, we have several shades available to meet your vision. If you prefer a more rustic look then maybe a semi-transparent stain would be best. Or if you're looking for a more modern feel may be an Urbane Bronze or Skyline Steel solid color would work better. The choice is yours as all of our tongue and groove porch ceiling boards are finished to order just for your project. If you don't see a color you like we do specialize in custom colors so don't be afraid to ask.
Species and Grades
Cedar - A&Better and STK Grade
Cypress - Select and #2 Grade
Spruce - #2 Grade
Southern Yellow Pine - C&Better
Primed - Perfect for sealing the wood against moisture and preparing for final color which can be applied in the field (After installation).
Stained - Your choice of stain color and topped with 2 coats of clear satin polyurethane for a beautiful rich finish.
Prime + Topcoat - Perfect for that final product look where all you need to do is cut to length, seal the end cuts and install.
Note: Failure to seal end cuts may result in moisture getting into the boards causing the boards to expand and the ceiling warping.