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Building a dropped ceiling has never been easier with the Kinook Dropped Ceiling Box Kit.

Start by fixing four metal studs to the ceiling. Create a metal frame using Kinook blocks and metal studs. These can then be mounted with plasterboard, wood or mdf panels.

Comfortable ambient lighting.



New LED options have opened up a whole range of lighting possibilities.

You can now create indirect lighting by fixing LED strips along the edge of your lighting box. The effect is a comfortable and diffuse illumination.

Another option is to mount lighting spots on the horizontal underside of the dropped ceiling box. This direct lighting option is perfect for illuminating any work-space or table.

Multi-color LED strips are perfect for creating an adjustable ambiance with a remote control system, allowing you to regulate the variable lighting system from a distance. Numerous possibilities exist.
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Fixed Thickness
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The thickness of the box is set by the length of the long Kinook block (115mm)


Step 1:  Horizontal Studs

- Cut the metallic studs to the desired dimensions of your box.

Make sure to leave a gap at the angles to insert your Kinook blocks (picture on the right).

- Mark the position of the studs on the ceiling (or the wall) and fix them into place.

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STEP 2: Metallic structure


- Assemble Kinook blocks into the shape represented in the figure on the right for each angle of the frame.

- Build the metallic frame using metal studs and the shapes you created.
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STEP 3: Lateral facing panels

- Screw on the lateral panels.

Note: plaster (or acrylic joint) can be added to the panel edges that will be mounted to the ceiling. This will ensure a better hold of the box to the ceiling.
For a smooth finish, scrape off the excess plaster once the construction is fixed.

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STEP 4: Completing the box

- Close up the dropped box by screwing on the horizontal panel.

You can use telescopic supports to ensure a better support of the large horizontal panel before fixing it.
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Adjustable Thickness
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The thickness of the box is set by the length of the vertical C-studs

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Step 1: Horizontal studs 

- Cut the metallic studs to the desired dimensions.
- Mark the position of the studs on the ceiling (or the wall) and fix them into place.
- Insert small Kinook blocks at each angle (as per figure on the right).
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Step 2: Creating the metallic structure

- Create your metallic frame starting with narrowest side.

It may prove difficult to get the metallic frame to hold together without the facing panels. A few tips to address this issue:
 - Tighten the ends of the vertical metal studs before inserting them over the Kinook blocks.
 - Fit a screw into each end of the vertical metal studs, then remove it to create a metallic chip that will stop the Kinook block from sliding. 
 - Screw the metal studs into the Kinook blocks (on a side that will not be mounted with facing panels).
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Step 3: Side panels

- Fix the first lateral facing panel (yellow in figure). This panel will serve as
the base, holding the metallic frame together.
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- Fix the second lateral facing panel.
- Assemble the rest of the metallic frame.
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- Screw on the remaining two lateral panels.

Note: plaster (or acrylic joint) can be added to the panel edges that will be mounted to the ceiling. This will ensure a better hold of the box to the ceiling. For a smooth finish, scrape off the excess plaster once the construction is fixed.
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STEP 4: Completing the box

- Close up the dropped box by screwing on the horizontal panel.

You can use telescopic supports to ensure a better support of the large horizontal panel before fixing it (see below).
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Tips

Telescopic support can be useful to properly position and support the horizontal panel..










Lighting
If you want to

add indirect lighting to your dropped ceiling box

, your horizontal panel needs to stick out by a few centimeters. Install an LED strip along the edge of the excess horizontal panel.

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Material needed 
- Dropped Ceiling Box Kit
Optional : 8 x Metallic C-studs

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