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Barrel Vaults

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BARREL VAULT SPECIFICATIONS

A barrel vault creates a tunnel-like atmosphere: a continuous series of arches which are melded together to create a smooth, yet impactful ceiling surface. They're a perfect solution for enhancing any entry, hallway, or theater room.

Material

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
(High Grade Moisture Resistant)

Strut Spacing (in.)  16" on center.
Depth (in.) 2 ¾” deep struts
Thickness (in.)

1” – 1 ½” (depending on width)

California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

HOW TO MEASURE A BARREL VAULT CEILING

  1. Measure the length of your barrel vault to the nearest 1/8”. 
  2. Measure the width of your barrel ceiling to the nearest 1/8”. 
  3. Choose the style of your barrel vault. Note the height required for each of the arch styles. 
  4. If you choose the soft style, choose a rise for your barrel ceiling kit. 
  5. Enter the location (place) where the barrel ceiling will be installed in your project (for example: Bdrm Hallway, Front Gallery, M. Bath Tub).

HOW TO INSTALL A BARREL CEILING

Every barrel ceiling kit comes with tailored installation instructions to your specifications. It's as simple as measuring, marking, and snapping the total height along each wall, nailing in each barrel vault strut, and adding a strong back along with a cripple down each side. If you can color by number and operate a nail gun, then you can install one of our barrel ceilings.

HOW TO DRYWALL A BARREL VAULT

Drywalling a barrel ceiling is comprised of measuring the curvature, cutting the drywall to the curvature, forming and fastening in place.

QUICK TIPS

  • Wetting the back of the drywall (as shown in the video) will make the drywall easier to bend.
  • For a tighter radius, consider using a double layer of either ¼” or ¼” flex drywall.

FAQ

How long does it take to get my barrel vault?

Depending upon the size and style of your barrel vault, it could take us as little as 3 business days to manufacture or as long as 10 business days. Then add a few days for shipping. 

  • Soft & Half-Circle Style: 3 to 5 Business Days 
  • All other styles: 5 to 10 Business Days

How do you ship my barrel vault?

Depending upon the size of your barrel vault and/or the size of your total order, it will either ship in boxes via UPS Ground or in a crate via UPS Freight. Once your order has finished processing (usually 1 business day after order), you'll be notified when and how it will ship. If you’d like to know before you order, call us and we’ll let you know.

How do you finish barrel vaults?

Drywall, plaster, wood veneer, brick veneer, trim, tile… the list is seemingly endless. Whether you want your barrel vault to have a simple or an ornate finish, the choice is yours. You can also watch our "7 Creative Ideas to Finish Your Ceilings & Archways" YouTube video.

what our customers are saying

We’re a fan of the groin vault kits from Archways & Ceilings. We have been using them for a few years now and the quality and the ‘WOW’ factor their groin vault kits create are well worth the cost. Plus, their customer service is excellent!

Nick Fisher/ Owner

Dream Structures LLC, Springdale, AR

We were absolutely satisfied with our dome ceiling. The service and communication we got from Archways & Ceiling was top notch. We would highly recommend working with them and using their products.

Nuchem Grunhut

Done Right Construction, Monroe, NY

I would highly recommend Archways & Ceilings for coved ceilings. Their kits takes what can be a hard task for a carpenter and makes it into a simple project. The savings over other products we have used like Styrofoam is significant with better durability.

David Hanson

Hanson Carlen, Spokane, WA

Archways & Ceilings does a great job on all of their products. Specifically, we have been using their barrel vaults exclusively since 2009 and the exact precision with which they are made cannot be replicated in the field by traditional stick framing methods. For a truly high-end finish and a shape nothing short of perfection, Archways & Ceilings materials are the way to go.

Les Owens

LRO Residential

Archways & Ceilings is a great company to have as a resource.  We know that when we take on projects that require a variety of arched ceilings, we can count on them to come through.  We recently completed a project that required an elliptical barrel vault that intersected with 6 half circle arches at different heights which they call “Igloos.”  This ceiling came out terrific and came out like the architect spec’d.

Todd Handwerk, President

Calais Custom Homes, Southlake, TX