I would like to install a 30 x 60 inches wood panel (1 inch thick) in the ceiling. Not sure how much this wood panel alone would weight. Looking for suggestions of what kind of wood to use.
The idea is to leave a gap between the ceiling and this wood panel so wires can pass through, if necessary.
This will act as a second ceiling, so we can hang things and occasionally being able to replace the panel for a brand new installation (therefore not needing to drill new holes in the ceiling). The things we will hang will change - we will install some lights and plants, but one day it might be replaced by a projector, Christmas stuff, etc. If the wood panel gets too used, it would be replaced by a new panel (simply removing the existing panel, and putting the new one with no new holes in the ceiling). I'd say items to be hang will be around 30 pounds (lbs).
Is there a standard math/formula or expertise you can give me to know:
- How many anchors I need? Two (one each side)? Four (one each corner)? Five (each corner plus center?)
- What anchors are recommended taking into consideration that we want to be able to replace the panel occasionally (therefore removing and reinstalling the anchors with no new holes)?
I'm not concerned about estetics yet, it's easy to do later (thin painted wood to create a box).
Thanks for any help!