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Please look at the attached photo of the living room of my house which has 10' ceilings. That area to the left of the fireplace has an 8' ceiling.  How can I create that space with the wall over the top of it.  I have a similar situation on the opposite side of the fireplace that is closed in as a book case.

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Alan

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I do not understand the question. :(  Or you've asked and answered it yourself.

 

Create the bump out sections of your 10' ceiling height room to either side of the fireplace, and then fill the ceiling space in each with a roughly 2-ft deep soffit.

 

Hope this helps. :)

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Using a soffit is the easiest way, but you can also make that space a separate room, and use a Lowered Ceiling. Edit the Ceiling Finish for that room to access the correct dialog.

 

Soffits do not contain framing, if you are concerned with that.

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I guess I'm not sure if a soffit was the correct way to create that appearance.  I used a soffit and it is jus what I wanted -- so yes -- I guess I answered my own question. :)

Alan

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Soffits will display only one material on all surfaces, so if it is important to maintain a wall covering over the face of the soffit different from the "ceiling" material on the underside, as shown in the picture in the original post, then you may also need to use a thin veneer (~1/16") soffit with the appropriate material applied.

 

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