Wonder if this could be fabricated to make a desk for two plus shelving above. Industrial Chic: Ideas for using industrial pipes to decorate your home (like this awesome DIY shelving unit!) Image via A Beautiful Mess - .
Installing tongue-and-groove (aka TG) boards is a fast, inexpensive way to panel any ceiling or wall. You can install TG over bare framing, drywall or plaster, so its a great cover-up for an ugly ceiling.
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