tongue & grove ceiling

I am going to hang t&g wood on my vaulted ceiling.Steep 12x12 pitch on the front flat middle and a 5/12 rear.What would be the best place to start? This is a new home.
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I like the bar first then im more relaxed , then start at the bottom, as you go up measure to the peak , you can drift and may need to constantly adjust tung insert so you end up ok at the top and not inches off. Also if your area is dry with low winter humidity not forcing the boards tight would be smart as they will expand with summers high humidity. Wood wetness is important it may be lower than your house needing to aclimatise. I did mine in winter but left toungs not seated tight, last summer at 90+% humidity it did not buckle and was fine, I used an air nailer.
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On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 20:25:51 -0500, "Gary and Karla"

On any kind of facing application, start at the visual focal point of the room, at the nearest corner. You need to do some measuring first to make sure you don't wind up with a sliver at the other end (although this can usually be mitigated with corner trim). Otherwise, the rule of thumb is that if the end board/tile/etc will be less than half its width, start with a half board/tile.
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Gary and Karla wrote:

I'd start along the "show" side - the most visible side. It is *extremely* unlikely that you will be able to put in the last piece on the opposite side without cutting it and it is likely that the necessary cut will result in a wedge shaped board. When there is a change in pitch - nessesitating a rip - I'd do it so the board looks "folded".
As an alternative, you could treat each pitch change section as a separate entity, starting a new, full board next to the ripped one on the adjacent section. I still prefer "folding".
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