Two Holes With Wires

A complete rough patch. After 24 hours it can have another coat of joint compound applied. After that dries and is sanded, the ceiling can be painted.

With wood truss construction, there is a lot of room to fish wires for recessed lights in the ceiling without having to drill ceiling joists.

Halo H7RT 6″ recessed light remodel housings were used here with white coilex trims.

The square hole in the center of the ceiling was cut with the compass saw held at a 45 degree angle. This makes it much easier to patch the hole with the same piece and some joint compound. All of the edges are buttered with joint compound and are smoothed in place without taping.
My keyhole saw through the bottom of a cut juice bottle to catch the ceiling dust