Introduction & Hook
Hey Guys, it's Jeremy with TheCraftyCatsman.com. Today, I'm standing under our corrugated metal roof.
A project so nice, I would do it twice ….and I am
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This is the second video in my series dedicated to the speakeasy arcade – a bar arcade that I built in my basement for less than contractor wanted just to put up studs and drywall This ceiling conversion was one of the cheapest things and made one of the biggest impacts on this arcade and I am excited to show you how I did it.
When designing the rustic vibe for my arcade, I knew that this exposed rafter look needed to go.
There were two 60w bulbs unevenly lighting the area “Before” that were causing immense amounts of shadows. It was dark and Dingy. I looked online for options and came across the obvious drywall which didn’t fit my needs and I also looked at painting the rafters. But that seemed like a messy and time consuming nightmare. I decided that corrugated metal sheets was something that I could try out on my own and if I didn’t work out I didn’t really lose out on a big investment.
My idea was an experiment I really didn’t see anything like this online and I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out but I’m really happy with the results, and I hope I can encourage you do the same.
Paired with the Govee lights above, I now have even lighting that I can customize. I can dim the lights, change the scenes and set the tone for whatever’s going on in the arcade.
I sourced my corrugated roofing panels from FaceBook Marketplace and I highly recommend that you do the same. I found a barn locally that was getting rid of their roof. They were putting on solar and needed a new roof. So I negotiated a deal with the guy that was taking them down and put them up here. 01:41 Can we add a “whooshing” sound and maybe an arrow pointing up at the ceiling? Try it out but if you don’t think it looks good feel free to ignore this request
Now you may go one FaceBook and only find shiny new metal, and I have a solution for that . I negotiated a price of $20 per 6 foot sheet, I needed 8 sheets in total so my total cost was $160.
My panels did have their fair share of rust, I am going to show you a trick to enhance that Rust. If you come across some shiny new metal and that’s the only thing you can find, don’t worry – this is where things get crafty.
02:00 Please start the Peracetic Acid Video earlier. The goal is to not show me looking down at my phone
To add character with a natural rust effect we are going to make some Peracetic Acid Don’t worry it’s pretty harmless, unless you’re a robot
To make this Robot crushing concoction, you will need
• hydrogen peroxide
• A spray bottle
• A safe outdoor space.
02:17 Please keep the Peracitic Acid video clip rolling. There is a part of this clip that shows me adding the ingredients to a spray bottle. Please try to line that up with the second bullet point. The goal is to not show me looking at my phone.
• Clean the metal sheets to remove any oils or residues.
• In a spray bottle, mix two parts hydrogen peroxide, one part vinegar, and a tablespoon of salt
• Spray the solution evenly onto the metal. The chemical reaction will start to create rust.
• Allow the metal to dry, and repeat the process to intensify the rust effect Remember, the more you spray, the rustier it will look.
• Once you've achieved the desired level of rust, you can seal the metal with a clear coat to preserve the look and prevent further corrosion. I’ve rusted metal this way before and never sealed it, but that’s your choice.
My panels came prepacked with their share of rust. But to give it an even look I sprayed each panel down with a hose and then scrubbed the rust across the length of the panel with a stiff brush and shop cloth. If you decide to do the same thing, make sure to wear gloves, also keep in mind that if you do this on a lawn, it will likely kill your grass.
Once the sheets are ready to hang, be sure to put on cut resistant gloves and recruit a friend.
Using a 1” hex head self-sealing screws drill directly into the corrugated metal. Keep the structural beam placement in mind and try to hit as many beams as possible. On each six foot panel I used 6 screws.
Plan to overlap the sheets, this creates a nice and even look, but feel free to experiment with different patterns.
You may need to cut some of the sheets to length, I bought a cheap pair of tin snips from amazon and made quick work this, but you really need to use Caution, cutting the sheets makes for extremely sharp edges.
This video is not sponsored, but it should be, I have over 12 different Govee products in my house and these patio lights were the perfect addition to the arcade. The app is sleek, simple to use and it just works. The patio lights are lightweight and super easy to hang.
I messed with my design a few times, I wanted to create a natural flow of lights without looking too structured. To mount the lights, I used small J-hooks. To install the hooks, I used a small drill bit then tightened the chuck of my drill around the hook and shot them up into the metal. It doesn’t matter if these hit wood ) just make sure that they are screwed all the way in. Space the hooks out to evenly distribute the weight.
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Your project is your own, but to help you out I just want to let you know that I used burlap to attach between the corrugated metal roof and the wall. The reason why I did that is because I had this horrible white insulation . attached to the concrete and I didn’t want to put up drywall so I used the burlap to cover. However, burlap is extremely flammable, so if you’re going to use it use extreme caution
And that’s a wrap on this one, it’s a super simple project that should take a couple of hours as long as you can recruit a friend. I truly think it can transform your space in a unique way and its something that I haven’t seen online before. If you agree, please tap the like button. It helps encourage me to put more content on youtube. We have all of our instructions on the website at thecraftycatsman.com, feel free to check it out and get a text based version of this so that I can walk you through each step of the waay.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below, I would be happy to help you out.
Catch you on the next one.