make / manufacturer: Armstrong model name / number: Artran size / dimensions: 24" x 24"
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We took down a suspended acoustic tile ceiling and replaced it with joists and sheetrock. At one point I had intended to reuse the tiles to do another room in the basement, but...it’s just not going to happen. We need the storage space back more than we need to continue pretending that this stuff will be used around here.
The acoustic tiles themselves are Armstrong Artran Natural Texture #8015. They are 2’ x 2’ tiles. There are:
13 new in the box
36 that are in very good condition, some good enough to pass as new, some with chipped edges that do not show on the surface that you see
14 that have rubs of varying degrees, some of these are nearly good enough to fit in the above category, some are clearly marked
1 that’s definitely damaged that will need to be cut down to be of use
6 very good ones that are nearly full-sized (22 3/8” on one side)
And a number of pieces of varying sizes that were along the walls. They may be of use to you, depending on the size of your room.
The metal struts that hold the tiles up are in varying condition. Some are slightly bent, but they bend back easily. Some are more bent. There are some minor rust stains on some of them. They could all stand a little cleaning and perhaps a quick squirt with white spray paint to freshen them up. Or go Gothic and paint them black; your choice.
6 main beams that have been cut down to ~11’ 6”
25 x 4’ cross Tees
40 x 2’ cross Tees
Plus a lot of pieces that were cut to various lengths. Also included are the furring strips to go along the walls—they range from 12’ on down in length.
I’m also throwing in the heavy gauge wire and staples used to suspend the rails.
Even if you limit yourself to using just the new and very good tiles, that’s enough to cover nearly 200 square feet of ceiling space—more than enough to take care of, say, a 14’ x 14’ bedroom. If you pick through the other tiles for size and condition, you can go quite a bit larger. Use your imagination...a few minutes spent tickling a calculator may show that this will work for the man cave you’ve been wanting to build, or a mother-in-law’s bedroom. Whatever your needs might be.
Note that 12’ rails are long enough that you might want to use a pickup truck or trailer to carry them. The ceiling tiles are fragile, so you’ll need to carry them safely, since only the 13 new ones have a protective box. Plan ahead.
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