Basement Workshop #2: The wall is up!

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Blog entry by Jason Tetterton posted 03-28-2010 04:17 AM 1236 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have finished building the wall that separates the “shop” from the downstairs office. It went together rather easily. I’m not a professional framer by any means, but how can you really mess up a small wall like this?

I got the 38” door from the discount section of home depot, the trim surrounding one side was damaged. I paid $30 for the prehung door. Studs 16” on center… so far unfinished drywall on one side and insulation on the other. I’m debating on whether or not I am going to drywall the shop side. I’m think I might just put a horizontal wood storage rack there anyway.

Next step is mud and tape on the drywall and then time to start planning the wiring :)

Thanks for looking :)


-- Jason, Central Virginia

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#1 posted 03-28-2010 07:26 AM

Looking good Jason. I would hang some plywood instead of the drywall on your shop side. That way, you can hang your storage rack, cabinet, whatever without having to worry about hitting a stud and not be limited by placement.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#2 posted 03-28-2010 11:33 AM

Nice job there so far..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Kerry Drake

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#3 posted 03-28-2010 01:18 PM

I’d definately hang SOMETHING over the studs, just for noise dampening.

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH,

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#4 posted 03-28-2010 07:12 PM

You have a basement in central VA? I’m jealous. I’d just have a swimming pool. Instead I am trying to make do with 1/2 of a 2 car garage.

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#5 posted 03-29-2010 03:00 AM

Yea go with blockhead and Kerry… It will allow you flexibility later..

-- Duct Tape is the Force! It has a light side and a dark side and it Binds the Universe together!

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