First, I did add pictures to my earlier, background blog.
Well, I did not master sketch-up, but I did get it to show the way I plan to start my storage wall.
So, the plan is to attach the OSB to a 2×4, back-up the OSB with a sheet of vapor barrier foam with some type of construction adhesive, and then attach the 2×4 to the floor joists. The block wall this will be against is bowed and I am not sure how best to locate the placement of the 2×4s on the underside of the joists. I think if I temporally put a 2×4 vertically in each corner, I can find the worst spot of the bow by stretching a string between them at various heights. Then measure from the string to wall. The difference between 2×4 offset and the measurement is what I need to work with to be vertical at most bowed point. When I have determined how much bow there is, I will decide how the much shim support I will need to put behind the foam to have vertical and straight setup. This wall is 28’ long, so I will stagger the seams between panels so the there is a foot of overlap between the foam and OSB layers. I will use French cleats as suggested by readers in first Blog.
Thanks for reading and comments.
-- Sam -- Northfield, MN