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post #2141 of 2144 Old 07-28-2019, 09:14 AM
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That's VERY cool!!!

I might add a 'drop' ceiling.... for a couple reasons....

#1 Lighting - Having a solid white surface above you will reflect light and help illuminate.

#2 Cleanliness - I can't help but to believe that exposed fiberglass insulation will forever reign down bits of nasties that you breath in.

#3 Appearance - Having a "clean" ceiling will help mentally as you're working in a space that's cleaner and less "basementy", if that makes sense.

I'm in a basement and used 3/8" ply as my 'ceiling' in the shop. As a bonus, I can attach 'things' as needed to the ceiling. It's also painted white to help spread lighting and appear more "clean".


Iíve actually thought about that on more that one occasion for all of the reasons youíve mentioned! The two things Iíve run into is I regularly hang things from the floor joists (drying pieces, extension cords, etc.) but youíre right, with 3/8Ē ply that would still be possible.

Also this is below my kitchen where I need occasional access to plumbing. But I could pencil on the plywood approximate locations of the pipes above so if necessary, I could unscrew one panel temporarily.

Thank you for the suggestion!
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It wouldn't looks as clean, but you could leave the joist open that contained "important" things.
The plan with mine, was to use eyelet screws to hold things to the ceiling, but to date, I've not needed to do that yet.
The largest things I was going to hand were table saw jigs that are too massive to put anywhere else.
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Hi there. My shop is a half of a two car garage. Gets a bit cramped but I try to keep it clean enough to use. When the whether is good I expand to the drive as well.
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It's not pretty but it does the job. I have all the basics - Workbench with vice, table saw, band saw, drill press, dust collector, jointer, thicknesser, router table, music system :-)

I use 1/4 of a two car garage plus a little. The only issue I ever encounter is when I have to cut something "big" on the table saw. Then I have to spin it around to accommodate either the length or the width. But I can live with that and will soon buy a dolly for the base of the table saw.
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