WIP: Shop Project #6: Interior Walls

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Blog entry by mawilsonWCR posted 07-23-2021 12:36 AM 591 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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The revised plan for the shop walls calls for hat channel applied like girts to the building uprights. I took delivery of 25 sheets of 5/8” exterior BC sanded SYP plywood this morning and started mounting them to the hat channel with washer head self drilling screws.

Pretty much every sheet has some putty on the B side, which, I think, is expected. I don’t see that as an issue. It’s a shop after all. The nominal 5/8” plywood has 5 ~1/8” plies which should handle screws reasonably well. And it was only $1/sheet more than 1/2”.
The interior wall has three missions:
  • protect the siding from inadvertent contact from the inside,
  • provide a place to hang French cleats and other things, and
  • support the surface mounted electrical.
  • Bonus mission: protect the “bubble wrap” insulation.

I think this will do.

Per request. The west wall.

The corners call for ripping the sheets so I saved them for last. Now off to get a sheet of insulation foam…

Now that I figured it out… here’s the corner detail:

And the other end:

The angle brackets are Simpson Strong Tie 18ga. 2×3. It’s 4’ 5 1/2” from the side wall panel to the roll-up door track. Rather than futzing with a thin strip and dealing with the chain anchor, I put up a single sheet on the end and left the gap at the door.

One down. Three to go.

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#1 posted 07-23-2021 02:15 AM

looks real nice,but the more pic’s the better.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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