Hi, I have a 14x14 dining room that has no ceiling, just the exposed
joists, plumbing, ductwork, etc, for much of the house. Plumbing and
ductwork extend below the level of the joists so to put drywall up
would require some weird framing, and I don't want drywall anyway
because I want to be able to get to the mechanicals if necessary in
Somewhere I've seen some sort of cloth-draping deal, sort of like
curtains "draped" across the ceiling hiding all the joists and
mechanicals. Has anyone heard of such a thing ? (Did I see this in a
movie ?) Sure looks like not much work. Not sure if this can be done,
and if it would forever collect dust and/or be a fire hazard somehow.
Barring that does anyone have experience with, or know of, a line of
suspended ceiling panels that would look acceptable - i.e., fit in
with an old house, as opposed to looking like an office.