After reading the ceiling post of a few days ago my friend Dan sent me these pictures of his own coffered dining room ceiling. He did this himself using bamboo wallpaper from Franks' Cane and Rush which he glued to 1/4" luan and tacked up. The battens are made from #2 pine 1" x 5"s that he chamfered with a router and then followed with an application of four coats of ebonized shellac.
The frieze is peacock blue velvet and the whole room was inspired by one you might remember seeing on this blog in April.... the James McNeill Whistler Peacock Room at the Freer Gallery in D.C.. I think you captured it Dan!