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I am going to start a kitchen remodel but this one is for me this time. It is a small kitchen about 8' x 9 cabinets are u-shaped. The ceiling is dropped 10 inches or so for the whole kitchen in other words is as though instead of building a soffit they just dropped the whole ceiling to soffit height, and the tops of the upper cabinets touch the ceiling. It is boring, then I was watching Home Time. They did a curved ceiling not quite a barrel vault or ELLIPTICAL vault, but more like a cord. I missed the episiode on the framing part, I caught it when sheet rocks was up.
To me the framing does not look too sturdy, here's the link to some photos on their site. (http://www.hometime.com/Hometime_4.0/TV_Hometime/Shows/Syndication/2008/s713_VaultedBasement.php)
Anyone have some simple ideas on framing this? I have seen several photos where the framing looks overkill plywood arch on either end with 2x4 between spaced 1 inch apart 500 pounds.
Their framing looks lightweight and my worry is the sheetrock might sag.
If I were just to cut a cord in say a 2x10 would you go 16" or 24" OC, would engineered lumber be better. I want to keep cost down.