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Soffit - Vaulted ceiling

Just moved into a house with a nice base for a home theater, but am thinking of building a soffit to house cables, recessed lighting, blacklight for star ceiling, etc. Building a soffit looks straight forward enough, but I can't find very much info on how it is connected when the ceiling is pitched.

Is there a way to do it without having a vertical attachment going into the ceiling structure? I am assuming if I don't go up into the ceiling, I will have to support it with either columns going to the floor or some kind of angled bracing going down the wall?

Thanks for any input. If this gets to be overly complicated I may scrap the soffit and stick with a more basic room.
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you can attach a soffit to a ceiling by screwing through the drywall into the rafters, all you need is a good stud finder.

Take a 2x4 and cut one edge at the angle of ceiling then screw it up and that becomes your attachment point on the ceiling.
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I have the same situation and I built my soffit and light tray a couple of months back. I'm planning on posting a build thread after I'm done - no time now with 3 kids under 5 years old!

But for now here are a few photos showing at least one option, which has worked out well for me. Let me know if you need any details, but basically I did just as BIG said by taking 2x4's and cutting them at the angle of the ceiling, then attaching them to the rafters. The inner portion of the soffit (further toward the center of the room) is supported by 2x2's screwed into the ceiling rafters. Like seemingly many AVS'ers before this project I'd never owned a power tool. With the vaulted ceilings and my inexperience it was a lot of work to get things level, but if I can do it you can do it!

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