Wooden ceilings: alternatives and uses

Wood is one of the main materials chosen by the great architects, interior designers and decorators to cover the interiors of the rooms of many of the projects in which they work.

In this sense, the technical definition of interior cladding speaks of “the surface finish of the horizontal or vertical partitions of the building”, so when we think of interior cladding, we tend to imagine walls, or floors covered with wood. That is why I would like to put special emphasis on other parts of a room, which are considered “interior spaces” and, therefore, are also likely to be coated:

– Ceilings: the design of these is also decisive in the overall conception of a project. The usual thickness for ceilings and walls is usually 16 millimeters. Large wooden panels are used so that, if they had a smaller thickness, it is possible that the piece arched. This thickness is used to prevent them from bending. To avoid this circumstance, it is advisable to add a compensating backing to avoid warping, in addition to the anchoring finish, and an unfinished background varnish for the counterbalance (if the pore is left open, the air enters and, if the other side is varnished , just bending the board)

– beams and columns: they are parts of a room in which we do not usually think, but which can be decisive in the overall perception of a space. They usually go in the same thickness as the walls. In addition, as you can see in the image, covering the beams and columns of a wooden room with a rustic effect can give a beautiful bucolic touch to your project. See how our aged pine is in the Posada Terra Santa, in Mallorca

– furniture: tables, cabinets … In many cases, the board itself performs the functional task of surface or door, depending on each case, so they are usually served with a greater thickness

– doors: coatings with thinner wooden panels are usually used, especially for access inside a house. Yes, one on each side of the door.

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