Greetings. During framing of this 1100 sq ft daylight basement addition to a 1997-vintage house, my architect got all excited when we were about to frame a std tray ceiling in the rec room. "Ooooh! Ooooh! Make it a *barrel* ceiling! That would be soooo cool!" Ok, so being a good framer, I did what he said.
It actually came out pretty cool. The rockers used thin drywall to cover the nice curve. The ceiling is about 18' deep and about 14 1/2' wide. I built a tray 18" out from the walls, all the way around. The ceiling slopes from 9' to about 13' in the center then back down.
This is a rec room with a pool table, so the center ceiling fixture is a chain-mounted table light, pretty easy. But, the 18" trays on either side of the barrel are meant for GP lighting. My lighting babe has mentioned low-flicker flourescents with daylight bulbs. Another lighting shop talked about halogen spots, 3-4 on a side, washing light onto the ceiling. Yet another suggested rope lighting.
Has anyone else dealt with such a situation? If so, what did you use???