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Guys I apologize in advance , as I think I started a thread like this in the past , and maybe this subject has been beat to death already .

But I have to make a decision soon as what to put on my shops ceiling and walls .
Drywall has really increased in price , so other options that didn’t look that attractive in the past cost wise , are looking like a viable option now .
Here are a few options I’m looking at .
My shop is detached 22x26x10 garage .

I’m liking the first one , the 7/16” OSB . Probably not to code , as I suspect we require 5/8” sheet rock like in the last pic .
But I’ve seen many detached garages in town with OSB.

Another thing to consider would be containing the noise to the shop as best I can , as I’d prefer not to annoy my neighbours with a spindle running for hours at a time .
I suspect drywall would dampen noise the best , but I’m liking the first option the best .
I’m going to use Roxul insulation in the walls , and seeing as there 2/6 walls , that may help .
 

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My vote is the spruce plywood (more expensive) - prettier than OSB and 1/2" would be plenty stout.
Your 2x6 walls would have no trouble holding that. And I'm just curious as to
what weight differential between the OSB and the Plywood - I know that it does not matter
just wondering...
I wonder for that much wall covering - could you get a bit of a discount since ordering so much.
I would ask a local cabinet maker where he orders from or even see if he could get you a better price than HD.
 

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I'm with Randy... Plywood. Also, if painting, it will look better. I say OSB as floor material only. It's ugly. But as long as you're covering the walls, I would hope you're gonna insulate. While minimal, it too, will help with noise, and would kinda be silly to cover the walls, if you're not gonna insulate? (Yup. You knew SOMEONE would go there. Might as well be me! *giggle* )
 

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My vote is the spruce plywood (more expensive) - prettier than OSB and 1/2" would be plenty stout.
Your 2x6 walls would have no trouble holding that. And I'm just curious as to
what weight differential between the OSB and the Plywood - I know that it does not matter
just wondering...
I wonder for that much wall covering - could you get a bit of a discount since ordering so much.
I would ask a local cabinet maker where he orders from or even see if he could get you a better price than HD.
Bulk would probably help a small percentage , like at Windsor Plywood . I know the owner well and will be checking with him.
I’m loving the Spruce plywood myself , and agree it would be more stout , and look better than OSB .
Then again anything looks better than OSB . The walls and ceiling will be painted white .
Sometimes at Home Hardware they have a pile of something in bulk sitting in the middle isle . A sort of once in a life time deal . I should keep my eye out , but probably never happen when I need it .
 

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I'm with Randy... Plywood. Also, if painting, it will look better. I say OSB as floor material only. It's ugly. But as long as you're covering the walls, I would hope you're gonna insulate. While minimal, it too, will help with noise, and would kinda be silly to cover the walls, if you're not gonna insulate? (Yup. You knew SOMEONE would go there. Might as well be me! *giggle* )
I was debating to insulate while I’m at it , but if you guys are going to be like this :D
 

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It makes sense, Rick. Why bother to put up the walls if you don't insulate? Not to mention, one without the other is like a grilled cheese without the cheese.

Ken said insulating was easier than puttin up the walls... just sayin.
 

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It makes sense, Rick. Why bother to put up the walls if you don't insulate? Not to mention, one without the other is like a grilled cheese without the cheese.

Ken said insulating was easier than puttin up the walls... just sayin.
Yes as much as I hate to say the word , I’m insulating . I’m going to blow in the stuff in the ceiling, and use Roxul on the walls.


I just had a thought . I know a guy with a bay in the same building as WP. I could just get the guys to use their forklift at WP , and have them move it from their bay to the other one for now . If I go with bulk that is
 

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Yes as much as I hate to say the word , I’m insulating . I’m going to blow in the stuff in the ceiling, and use Roxul on the walls
LOL Poor Rick! I still have one wall to do, but we were hoping to get an actual garage door on this summer, so we held off on insulating the front wall.

Back to the walls, I think you'll be happier with the plywood, because it will make your garage look more "finished" and it will be more appealing to the eye. When Ken and I were debating, I envisioned OSB on the walls, even painted, and it made me cringe. Plywood to me, just classes it up a bit, I guess. Other than the cost reason, I like my plywood over even the sheetrock/drywall because of the weight I can hang on it; no molly bolts. I originally really wanted dry wall, but Ken reminded me of everything that would be hanging on them; and I remembered all the monster holes molly bolts created, and the holes I had to fill because insertion of said hanger failed... *shaking off that thought* it was horrible.. and that was in a HOUSE LOL that memory ended the contemplation of dry wall real quick!

Bulk of what, and how high are your walls?
 
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LOL Poor Rick! I still have one wall to do, but we were hoping to get an actual garage door on this summer, so we held off on insulating the front wall.

Back to the walls, I think you'll be happier with the plywood, because it will make your garage look more "finished" and it will be more appealing to the eye. When Ken and I were debating, I envisioned OSB on the walls, even painted, and it made me cringe. Plywood to me, just classes it up a bit, I guess.

Bulk of what, and how high are your walls?
At WP I would probably get a better deal if I bought the plywood all at once.
Walls are 10’
 

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Walls are 10’
Lucky Bum. I screwed up. Should have gotten at least 8' walls, but had no one to guide me on that portion when I was ordering my workshop.

It took I think 17 sheets to do our workshop. I would say you'll need 23 or 24 sheets, and I'm over estimating for boo-boos.
 

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Another thing to consider would be containing the noise to the shop as best I can , as I’d prefer not to annoy my neighbours with a spindle running for hours at a time.
You won't hear your spindle running even if you don't insulate. You will, however, hear the bit cutting and the DC. If you're doing cuts that are many hours then you'll probably be doing 3D with small tapered ball nose bits and those should be fairly low noise.

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Rick,

Looks like I am the only one for OSB. I did this for budget reasons. Saved the money to buy better tools. I put it on the walls and drywall on ceiling. When I added my West Wing, I put OSB on walls and ceiling. Painted everything white. Once I put up pegboard, shelves, and cabinets it does not look bad. Definitely insulate before any wall you decide to put up. I also screwed the panels to the wall. This has saved my bacon several times when I needed to remove a panel.

Just my opinion.

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Rick,

Looks like I am the only one for OSB. I did this for budget reasons. Saved the money to buy better tools. I put it on the walls and drywall on ceiling. When I added my West Wing, I put OSB on walls and ceiling. Painted everything white. Once I put up pegboard, shelves, and cabinets it does not look bad. Definitely insulate before any wall you decide to put up. I also screwed the panels to the wall. This has saved my bacon several times when I needed to remove a panel.

Just my opinion.

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Not so Frank. I did walls and ceiling in OSB too and also painted it all white after. The white paint really brightened it up.

Rick putting insulation in will do more to deaden sound than any type of wall board with the exception of donnacona wall board. Sound transmission is affected by the density of the material the sound strikes. The denser the material the better the transmission factor is and vice versa. If you are really worried about sound transmission through the walls then put a layer of donnacona on them first and then your OSB or drywall. Plus put some heavy drapes over any windows. You wouldn't be able to hear a cherry bomb go off inside if you did that. The donnacona would also increase the R factor by a bit.

I thought about going with drywall but when you have to swing boards around it would be very easy to bang them into a wall or ceiling and drywall doesn't hold up well to that. Plus the OSB allows to to put nails or screws here and there to hang stuff on. By the time you paint it and put some pegboard up in spots you won't even notice that it's OSB and has a textured surface. What code says about using it I don't know. I didn't bother to check.
 

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Not so Frank. I did walls and ceiling in OSB too and also painted it all white after. The white paint really brightened it up.

Rick putting insulation in will do more to deaden sound than any type of wall board with the exception of donnacona wall board. Sound transmission is affected by the density of the material the sound strikes. The denser the material the better the transmission factor is and vice versa. If you are really worried about sound transmission through the walls then put a layer of donnacona on them first and then your OSB or drywall. Plus put some heavy drapes over any windows. You wouldn't be able to hear a cherry bomb go off inside if you did that. The donnacona would also increase the R factor by a bit.

I thought about going with drywall but when you have to swing boards around it would be very easy to bang them into a wall or ceiling and drywall doesn't hold up well to that. Plus the OSB allows to to put nails or screws here and there to hang stuff on. By the time you paint it and put some pegboard up in spots you won't even notice that it's OSB and has a textured surface. What code says about using it I don't know. I didn't bother to check.
Potentially denting drywall is a very good point , and it’s bound to happen often in this environment.
Actually I put plywood on the wall that separates my gym from the other half of the basement.
If I hadn’t it would have looked like hell by now .
So good point Charles , as thats another negative to using drywall
 

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Just my opinion. I might be weird but I like the look of OSB just put a couple coats of clear polyurethane over it. and the price here is about a 1/3 less than plywood.
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/3f/e8/c5/3fe8c5557ef8e1e9ae2928342c34e154--osb-plywood-plywood-projects.jpg
I actually like that look . I’m thinking white paint would help brighten it up though .
What I’m liking about OSB or plywood , is the fact that I’ll be using screws to secure it , and I can always remove a section if necessary
 

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I actually like that look . I’m thinking white paint would help brighten it up though .
What I’m liking about OSB or plywood , is the fact that I’ll be using screws to secure it , and I can always remove a section if necessary
Here is another image http://evolutionsofar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/How-to-decorate-with-OSB.jpg
Maybe white on the ceiling and wood tone on the walls that way it won't show the dirt. :) If I had white walls in my shop they would end up being black . But I do a lot of metal work in there too and I have grinder dust LOL
 

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I am 3, with Chuck and Frank. I have done it in shops both walls and ceiling,painted white and it is the way to go for hanging tools and shelves,and running surface wiring, like I did in my shop, which is the only way to go in my opinion. I have even painted the chip board before i installed it, at least with the prime coat, it sucks up paint like you wouldn't believe. Easier to do on a saw horse than overhead. then just requires touch up on the cuts and screw heads. The OSB will help too with hanging the duct work for the DC.
That DC you are buying is a screamer, so you are going to need some sound deadening.
The nice part about surface wiring is you don't have to fight the wiring when you put in the insulation. How thick is the insulation? Full 5 1/2"?
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I am 3, with Chuck and Frank. I have done it in shops both walls and ceiling,painted white and it is the way to go for hanging tools and shelves,and running surface wiring, like I did in my shop, which is the only way to go in my opinion. I have even painted the chip board before i installed it, at least with the prime coat, it sucks up paint like you wouldn't believe. Easier to do on a saw horse than overhead. then just requires touch up on the cuts and screw heads. The OSB will help too with hanging the duct work for the DC.
That DC you are buying is a screamer, so you are going to need some sound deadening.
The nice part about surface wiring is you don't have to fight the wiring when you put in the insulation. How thick is the insulation? Full 5 1/2"?
HErb
My electrician tried to talk me into surface wiring , but it bothered me for some reason .
Wall insulation will be 5.5” .



I just came from Windsor Plywood , and they kind of have me convinced to go with 3/4” Peanut Birch Plywood . Apparently they’re telling me that it’s been a popular choice for inside garage walls .
Strangely, the 1/2 and 3/4 are the same price , so I guess it’s 3/4” .
45 bucks a sheet .
Because of Covid , the prices have gone up , and he’s concerned it could go up a lot more soon , as the mills are half staffed and not running at full capacity.

I’m tempted to drywall the ceiling and use the peanut birch on the walls
 
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