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OSB vs. Sheetrock
Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:46 PM
I haven't priced out either but I'm guessing they will be similar in cost. My thought on using the OSB was that it would be more durable, less likely to get banged up and the fact that you can hang anything anywhere without worrying about anchors or finding a stud.
I'm sure I'm missing something so that's why I'm posting. Are there any downsides to using OSB instead of sheetrock?
Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:18 PM
Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:39 PM
If you don't want to go the painting route, then OSB becomes the better option, however, as you are already saying "pfah" to the reflected light issue. (maybe you can see in the dark, or have enough source lights to overcome this issue. I don't know.)
Posted 10 November 2010 - 08:15 AM
Posted 10 November 2010 - 08:16 AM
I'm not opposed to sheetrock, I was just of the mindset that the OSB would handle bumps and dings better, but lighting as you mentioned would be better with sheetrock, even if it wasn't painted (but I would want to paint anyway). So at this point, that's two votes for sheetrock and zero for OSB.
I'll have to check costs - I do think they are similar but I could be way off on that.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:41 PM
Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:50 PM
I bought a sheet of OSB as a sacrificial substrate for a project. The off-gassing would give me a headache in minutes. I eventually left it on the driveway in the AZ sun for a week to burn that off. Even if you have older OSB, the lighter off-gassing but more boards might just kill you off with the fumes. So if you decide on OSB, could you leave a note for the wife that Paul-Marcel wants first dibs on your jointer? thanks...
Posted 11 November 2010 - 05:46 AM
Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:07 PM
Note to self: buy jointer for Paul.
Thanks guys - I appreciate the input/guidance.
Posted 12 November 2010 - 05:06 AM
Posted 12 November 2010 - 05:49 AM
Definitely Mahoganus! If you have access to professional tools, use 'em. Well, except stilts, I'd fall and kill myself.
Yeah Thanks,, This has been a great topic, I too have decided to go with gypsum board as well. I will have to borrow my buddies Bazooka to aid in applying the tape and mud.
Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:15 AM
I've never done the mud part of sheetrocking - I've only ever hung it and even that's been quite some time ago. I did a little construction work in my youth as I had some family that does that type of work to make a living. I just remember the panels being heavy and that was when I was young and in shape!
Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:46 PM
I'd then recommend you paint the interior with FireOut TopCoat by GAF and then white paint.
It'll make a solid, fire resistant and damage proof wall.
Posted 23 November 2010 - 03:47 AM
Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:16 PM
Posted 01 December 2010 - 01:08 PM
Posted 01 December 2010 - 01:14 PM
My builders are going to mark where each stud is on the sheetrock so I'll always know where they are. Of course I'll have to re-mark after painting, but I still think it's worth the trouble.
put a hole protector on the floor below the marks, so you can transfer them again. Assuming, of course, that you don't have carpet down yet. (because everybody's shop should be a lounge, right?)
Posted 01 December 2010 - 03:58 PM
Posted 01 December 2010 - 04:12 PM
If you live in a place that gets terribly cold in the winter and hot in summer like I do, I would go with the sheetrock - the insulation factor is much higher than OSB. My builders are going to mark where each stud is on the sheetrock so I'll always know where they are. Of course I'll have to re-mark after painting, but I still think it's worth the trouble.
while it's true that sheetrock has better insulating values than OSB, that's mostly due to it's air barrier qualities since it is typically spackled and sealed. That said, neither can compare to properly installed and air sealed insulation. I'd advise to let the insulation do the insulating and use the sheathing you feel is best for you sheathing needs.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:17 PM
You may as well put cardboard up with some tape and glue..
There's not to much to putting OSB up. What I am about to tell you may surprise you. But I put up OSB in the living room and kitchen of my home and I am very pleased with it.. And if you ever make a hole in the wall, like with a nail or screw and you don't want it there any more just buy you some white caulking from the,, you know depot. And the best part about it. Its easy to install..
No tape and float.......