|Forum topic by Marlys||posted 515 days ago||1744 views||0 times favorited||24 replies|
515 days ago
Next year, I will be moving my shop from my old house (that I’m currently renting) to my present residence. I spent lots of time and labor to get my 2 car garage into the “perfect” shop before I ended up moving to a different house. The new house has a 18×20 dedicated space for my shop…no more sharing with any vehicle…yay!! The problem is that I have to start over to get this space ready. Back to stud walls, no wiring, insulation, etc. I will even have to add more ceiling joists again to support any type of ceiling. Ugh. It was no fun the first time and enjoyed tendonitis for months after as a result.
So…the insulation and wiring is fairly straightforward. My question is with the walls. My last workshop, I had drywalled and painted and very pleased with result. But I have seen some shops with plywood walls (painted and not) and was wondering if this is a better option. One wall will have lumber storage and some open wall space above machines that will be “empty”. Another wall will have mostly cabinets, window, and pegboard/wall slat tool storage. The other two walls are garage doors (front and back drivethru).
I don’t know that there will be a cost savings unless you take into account installation cost (hiring someone). Is there an appreciable difference in noise? I am worried about lots of echo or noise bouncing off the walls and also my neighbors that might not want to hear my tools or singing all the time. I don’t anticipate hanging anything on my walls that won’t be anchored into a stud.
Lots of time to decide because I’m slow. Just a thought that ran through my head and thought I would throw it out to you knowledgeable folk.
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