Some more pics.... Ceiling and loft ends are finished and trimmed!
Just need to figure out what we plan to put on it.
When I first started putting up the loft wall ends I just kept measuring and cutting accordingly. I even started this when i could cut one single 16ft or 14ft to fit on the wall with weach end cut off at 40 degrees. Then I noticed a little trick that i wanted to pass along, some might already know this but hopefully it will make someones life easier.
This is for cutting the angles for a single board for the ceiling. I had bought what i call an angle tool, I am not sure of the exact name lowes/HD carry them. mine has a red handle with a level bubble in it and then a metal rule looking thing that can slide all around and be locked in place. Basically you can place this on the top of your nailed T&G and slide it into the corner to get the correct angle of your ceiling. You might need to move the metal rule to get the angle. Then i used that to verify the correct angle to use on my miter. Mine ended up being 45 degrees.
So I cut one end of a 16ft T&G angle and then measured the botton to the other side and cut that angle. This gave me my first starting bord to use.
Here was my trick to make the rest of the board going up easier and faster to cut. I took the wedge/triangle wood that u just cut off and measured it on the top from the flat end to the point. This gave me 9 1/4 so i doubled that for the other side getting 18 1/2.
Next I cut the angled end of a new T&G board, then placed the previous on on it and got its exact length. Next from the angled end I measured the 18 1/2 and then cut that additiona 45 degree angle off. This then gave me my template to keep reducing the next T&G board by 18 1/2. Once i knew this the one end went up lightning fast and there was no recutting and remeasuring issues.
The place where i got our T&G didnt sell white pine trim, and i kept thinking ahh ok i can use lowes/hd trim. Well i had recently bought a new table saw and it can also be angled up to 45 degrees. So I decided to make my own trim for the center of our ceiling. I basically ripped 2in strip of the T&G, then set the table saw to 45 degrees and cut each side. This would allow my trip piece to sit nicely in the wedge between the two ceilings.
I was then left with these long triangle looking rips. I had an idea and then used them for my corner trim in the loft. here is a pic. I think i will be using this for all of the corners now. No need for lowes trim.