Install a Tongue and Groove Ceiling
Whether you’re covering up an ugly textured ceiling or simply interested in adding character, a tongue and groove ceiling is a relatively easy, budget-friendly project. Spruce tongue and groove is the most common type found at home centers, typically sold in widths of 4, 6 or 8 inches. No matter the type of wood or size, you’ll want to finish the boards before installation, since tongue and groove boards tend to expand and contract with temperature and humidity changes, which could reveal potentially unfinished parts of wood. For best results, screw battens directly into the framing first, over the existing ceiling drywall, so you have a solid surface to nail the tongue and groove boards to. Read the whole step-by-step here.