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BMichs75

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12-30-2014 12:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood siding walls species

Woodworking brain trust,
I am planning my spring shop build of a 30×50 shop/garage. The back half of the building will be a separated woodworking shop. I am wanting to line the walls with wood to give the feel of a nice wood shop. I have access to lots of choices of wood (pretty cheap) to line the interior walls of the shop. I would like something in the hardwood family and strong as I will be attaching cabinets, wood storage, etc to the walls. I am looking for suggestions of species of wood (ash, poplar, eye). Anyone have any experience with all wood walls I their shop? I will be siding a 25×30 ft space.
Thanks,
Brandon

-- Brandon


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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 12-30-2014 01:14 AM

Brandon, check your local building codes first. When we built our house, I was required to put up 5/8” drywall for the fire resistance it offers. You might be able to put wood over the drywall. If the shop/garage is detached from your house, there may or may not be any code requirements.

I would use the lightest color wood available to provide greater light reflection. HTH

-- Art

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#2 posted 12-30-2014 02:25 AM

Yellow poplar would be an excellent choice.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#3 posted 12-30-2014 02:52 AM

I say poplar as well, because of its light color and low price.

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Mark Kornell

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#4 posted 12-30-2014 07:10 AM

Plywood

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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BMichs75

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#5 posted 12-30-2014 12:24 PM

Thanks for the suggestions thus far. Mark, plywood is actually double the cost of poplar from the mill I get my wood at. Plus it doesn’t have the visual appeal I am looking for. But thanks for your reply.

-- Brandon

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