Im replacing plaster ceiling with drywall and after removing the plaster and lathe im a liytle at a loss. This is a room in the 2nd floor of a 2 floor house so the room has about2 feet between the actual roof and the ceiling of the room for "breathing space" i guess. So the plaster and lathe was previously secured to this fake ceiling structure which was basically some kind of old 2x3 about 24 inches apart amd as they are right now they are very shaky. Im not even sure how they coyld have possibly secured the weight of that old ceiling. My question is, how do i secure new drywall to this shaky ceiling? Do i have to reframe the whole ceiling? Secure 1x3s across the whole ceiling? Is this normal for a bedroom with a roof above in a 1920s house?
I guess the good part is that i can insulate the space and replace that old knob and tube!