|1. Are my border panels preassembled?
Your border panels will not come preassembled. We will provide you with the loose panels and you cut and assemble them. You will build the frame around them just like a picture frame.
2. How many components are there to the Evoba wood ceiling system?
There are five components to the system. They are: 8’ wall molding, corner medallions, 8’ mains, 2’ tees, and the 2’x2’ panels.
3. What type of system is Evoba?
Evoba is a “cope and stick” system, in which 2’ tees connect to the main beams.
4. Are there any accessories available for the Evoba system?
Yes, the mainbeam connector clips. There are two connectors included for each main beam. These connectors serve two purposes. They can be used to connect multiple mains, and to secure the mains to the joists in a surface-mount application.
|5. Can I get panels that are larger than 2’x 2’?
Yes, we can custom-make panels that are up to 4’x4’, but we do not recommend that you install larger panels in a smaller room because the ceiling will look out of proportion. You will have more flat space, which will decrease the prominence of the molding and tee. You will also use a 4’ tee instead of a 2’ tee, and will install your mains 4’ on-center.
6. Should my panels fit snuggly into the system?
No. The panels are designed to have room to move laterally and up and down. This allows the panel and the cross-tees to slide over, making removal possible
7. Is the Evoba system fire-rated?
The Evoba system is ASTM E84 fire-rated, but as the system is made of wood, it is not engineered as a fire-resistant ceiling system.
8. What is the overall depth of the system?
The overall depth is 2-¾”, but the overall profile appears deeper than it actually is, making the Evoba system look like a “true” coffer system.
|9. Do I need to cut a 45-degree angle on my wall moldings?
No. If you use the corner medallions, it eliminates the need to cut 45-degree miter. You simply butt the molding to the corner medallions.
10. How far apart do I need to install my hanger wires?
Hanger wires should be installed every 4’. This is the same as a metal system.
11. How do I connect my hanger wire to my mains?
You will drill a ¼” hole at 1” down from the top of each main, and then insert the hanger wire through the hole.
12. What gauge wire do I need to use?
You should use 12 gauge wire or the equivalent.
|13. Can I use my own molding?
You are not required to use our molding, however, if your molding is larger, you will need to adjust your border panel sizes and cut them accordingly.
14. Is this Evoba system a solid wood system?
Yes. The only part of the system that is not solid wood is the spline and it is a 5/8” plywood spline. All the other components are solid wood stock.
|15. Can I dismantle one of my preassembled panels?
It is extremely difficult to do so without damaging panel and finish. The panels are brad-nailed and glued together. Therefore, we do not recommend dismantling the preassembled panels.
16. How do I install my lighting with the Evoba system?
Traditional lighting can be used with Evoba including can lights. When using a ceiling mount fixture, especially heavier lights (chandelier-style), building a structure above the ceiling panel is recommended to support the junction box and fixture. Always check with local building codes.
17. How do I cut my border tees?
You will always leave one coped end of the tee. Install the other end tight to the wall and cut the bridge 11/16” over the face measurement of the tee. Consult the manufacturer’s installation guide for more information
18. Where do I install my first main?
You can find center and work your way out or you can work from one end to the other. Consult manufacturer’s installation instructions.
19. How far apart do I place the mainbeam connectors if I am doing a surface mount application?
Place the mainbeam connectors every 4’.
20. How do I start the lay-out for the mains and cross tees if I am not using any border panels, but
just full panels?
If you choose to build a room or soffit using only full Evoba panels, the dimensions listed below are critical for proper installation:
• The distance from your finished wall or soffit to the first main beam is 25 inches. After that, the dimension from center-to-center of each main is 25-½ inches.
• The distance from your finished wall or soffit to the first two-foot tee is 25 inches. After that, the dimension from center-to-center of the two-foot tee is 25-¼ inches.
21. Can I get a custom stain applied to the components?
Yes, we can custom-stain Evoba for an additional charge. You will be responsible for providing us with a stain number and name of the manufacturer.
22. Can I stain paintable grid components?
Unfinished paintable grid components can be stained, however finished paintable grid components CANNOT be stained.
23. Can I special-order a different species of wood?
Yes, we can special-order custom species of wood (if available) for an additional charge and extended lead time.
24. What if I need to touch up a component?
A touch up kit will be included with your order. You can order additional touch up kits if needed.
25. Is there a manufacturer’s warranty on the Evoba system?
Yes. There is a 5-year limited warranty against manufacturing defects. Consult manufacturer for additional information.
26. What is the lead time for this product?
There is a 4-6 week lead time on all stock orders. Custom stain or wood species orders may have an extended lead time.
27. Is the system seismic rated?
No. Evoba has not gone through any seismic testing.