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Ceiling Videos

These This Old House videos showcase all of our ceiling projects, how-tos, and designs.

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How to Install Three-Piece Crown Molding

Layer stock moldings onto a box beam to create a budget-friendly custom profile.

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How to Cut Crown Molding

Tom Silva shares some tricks of the trade for cutting crown molding precisely to create a scarf joint and outside corners.

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Decorative Crown Molding

In this step-by-step video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the best way to install decorative trim to the joint between wall and ceiling.

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Westerly in Detail: Applied Rafter Tails

How do you apply rafter tails to the exterior of a structure after the walls have been sheathed? Home builder Jeff Sweenor developed a simple solution that's efficient to execute

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How to Flatten a Textured Ceiling

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique smooths over a textured ceiling using joint compound

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How to Patch a Plaster and Lathe Ceiling

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a cracked plaster ceiling in an older home

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Barrington | Architectural Moldings created from Polyurethane

Norm sees the decorative brackets being used on the exterior and learns why polyurethane is a better choice than PVC stock for this application

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How to Replace a Skylight

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a new skylight into an existing roof opening

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How to Install a Ceiling Fan on a Cathedral Ceiling

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a fan on a cathedral ceiling

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How to Repair Ceiling Drywall

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a damaged and cracked ceiling.

Coffered Ceiling
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How to Build a Coffered Ceiling

Apply basic carpentry techniques to primed boards and molding to add a formal, elegant touch to any room

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How to Cut Crown Molding Inside Corners

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to enhance a room with easy-to-install crown molding using plastic clips and caulking to finish.

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Quick, Cheap, and Effective Plaster Repair

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates a great product for plaster repair

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How to Hang Drywall on a Ceiling

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for installing drywall overhead

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How to Repair a Plaster Ceiling

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva saves a cracked plaster ceiling