How to Make a Ceiling Fan for Your Home
I love a ceiling fan that doesn’t require any drilling.
It’s always the same story: You find the perfect one, you don’t have to drill it and then you just hang it up.
So, here’s a little tutorial to help you get started.
Materials for your ceiling fan: 1″ x 1″ x 4″ ceiling tiles (see photo) Cut the tile, trim off the excess, and glue it to the ceiling.
The next step is to attach the ceiling fan.
You’ll need to use two pieces of tile, each about 4″ long and about 6″ wide, each with a 3/8″ hole in the middle to hold the fan in place.
I used 1/2″ x 2″ x 6″ tiles.
Lay the tile down flat.
Using a 1/4″ hole saw, cut the tile and remove the excess.
Take the tiles and clamp them into place using the two pieces you just cut.
Place the tiles over the fan.
Put the fan into the hole and screw the fans legs in place with the bolts on the underside.
Slip the fan back on and repeat the process.
Install the ceiling fans.
This is probably the hardest part.
You may need to go through several steps.
Once you’ve secured the ceiling tile and the fans, drill two holes on the outside of the fan, 1/8″, to connect the fans to the fans.
Use the 2″ screws in the bottom of the hole to secure the fans screws.
This is optional, but it makes the installation of the fans easier and makes the ceiling look much better.
Secure the fan to the wall using the 4″ screws you just drilled.
If you don-t have a drill bit, I would recommend purchasing a 1″ drill bit from Home Depot.
Using the drill bit to drill the 2 holes, screw the fan screws to the sides of the ceiling tiles.
When you’re done, remove the fan and attach the fan’s screws to hold it in place (or the fan can slide up).
Make the ceiling lights work again.
To finish off the ceiling, you can turn on the ceiling light.
If you are using ceiling tiles instead of ceiling fans: Remove the fan from the ceiling and place it on a flat surface.
You may need a piece of 1/16″ plywood to secure it to your wall.
Then, cut a strip of 1″ ply that will fit snugly between the ceiling board and the ceiling panel.
I cut mine to fit the bottom 1/6″ of the tile.
Attach the strip of ply to the tile using the 2×4 screws you cut earlier.
Pull the fan apart, using the 3/16″-2″ bolts.
Mount the light on the fan using the bolts and the 4×2 screws you drilled earlier.