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08-08-2009 05:15 PM

Hello looking for some advice for wallcoverings for a basement workshop. I have poured concrete basement walls and want to be able to hang and organize my tools. I was considering putting up a stud wall and using ply or osb but am open to suggestions. I have never had any moisture or water in the basement, should I seal the walls?

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 08-08-2009 05:24 PM

Studding up walls would be a good idea, in my opinion. I converted a portion of our walk-out basement into a shop but had only two walls to contend with since the rest of the basement was finished and the front wall was already had studs installed. Studding up walls lets you mount cabinetry and a lumber rack on the wall. Here is a photo of my lumber rack to show what I am talking about:

Studded walls also let you put in some insulation if necessary and would give you an opportunity to add pegboard for hand tool storage. This is a relatively inexpensive way to add tool storage to your shop and painting it or putting up white pegboard helps with light reflection. Plus it is easy to take off and put back up again if you need to. I put up along the outside wall of my shop and have had to take it off a couple of times to run electrical circuits.

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#2 posted 08-09-2009 04:45 AM

I really like the idea of the ceiling covering in Brent’s workshop in the link below using aluminum faced insulation board. It should reflect more light than white paint and would insulate workshop sounds from the living area.
Brent sure has a nice shop too….60’ x 20’.
As far as wall covering I use 5/8” sheet rock painted white and love it, if you use any peg board use the 1/4” kind. When I painted my pegboard white it was like adding more lights to my shop.

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