I cut 1/2" MDF into 5" wide strips, chamfered the edges, and nailed them on like siding. I put a biscuit in between each stud for extra support. It's a lot more durable than drywall, and looks really good when painted.
Not sure how feasible that is, but it would sure be easy for a single person to install it that way.I cut 1/2" MDF into 5" wide strips, chamfered the edges, and nailed them on like siding. I put a biscuit in between each stud for extra support. It's a lot more durable than drywall, and looks really good when painted.
I was also thinking 5/8 would be an improvement over 1/2. 3/4 is a bear to work with at my age , but temptingDrywall on the ceilings; 5/8 fireguard. It's plenty rigid. I'd use 1/2 " plywood on the walls, probably just the top 4 feet and 1/2" drywall on the bottom as bottom cabinets don't require tons of holding area. OSB smells bad and probably off gases like crazy.
I closed off a section of the basement that is supposed to be a garage. I put OSB on the walls. Should have painted it before I put everything in place. That's on my list.
It’s real tempting. I think I’ll just have a lot of outlets installed , as I pretty much know where things will be . I’ll have a few extra 240V added though .Using external electrical conduit is a really nice idea for a shop. Wish I'd done that.
I can't say I've ever noticed a smell either Dan. Once painted white I barely notice that that the walls are covered with OSB. I put vapor barrier on the ceiling first and I covered the cracks between joists with 1/4 to 3/8 thick strips. One of these days I'll get around to putting on the ones that run with the joists but that part can't leak air so I haven't considered doing that enough of a priority yet.Chuck, I second that motion, My shop is also 7/16th OSB and when I bought this house the whole garage was painted a dark brown !!! WOW what a mess, I used a good quality latex paint and primer combined and gave it 3 coats and it is nice and clean now and bright. My lights are 8ft fluorescent and also joist mounted as well as my General air filter.
Brian I don't understand your comment about the OSB, I sell into all the OSB mills and have used the product for years and never noticed a smell. I used to build storage sheds every summer about 30 or so for many years and always used OSB.
My electrician recommended that. I’m just not sure about it ,as I’m not liking the idea of having a conduit in the way around my garages perimeter. Especially when I need to secure my clamp racks to the wall and there’s this conduit interferingUsing external electrical conduit is a really nice idea for a shop. Wish I'd done that.
When they were building a condo back home, we were hauling in 3/4” drywall for the walls between apartments. It is probably code for fire, but was told it kept the noise down"6) Drywall will quiet the room and transfer less noise to the outside / into the house."
Excellent point, Paul!