Cold Room - New House

Old 03-01-03, 08:52 PM
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Question Cold Room - New House

Hi there, I'm in the process of completing my new house and am presently working on my cold storage room. This room will be used vegetable storage, canning, a wine cellar, etc.

The basement is a PWF and has insulation and vapour barrier installed. The cold storage room is in the back corner (coldest possible corner of the basement). The two interior walls are of 2x4's, insulation and vapour barrier installed.

Now I want to finished the interior of this room. Unfortunately, I've been given many suggestions on how to do this, with no two the same.

So, here's my questions:

1. What would be the best material to finish the interior, wood or drywall or both?

2. If I used wood, would cellar be acceptable, or as I've been told, cellar is not a good wood to use with produce?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Old 03-02-03, 05:58 AM
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I love cold storage areas. Lots you can do with them. I am going to tell you something all together different then the others have. Now you have three choices. I would use concrete board board on the walls. Easy to use and install. It also keeps the cool in. If you do decide to use wood, I would use 5/8" playwood sanded on one side. chances are you are going to paint the inside all white to reflect the cold. I would not use the celler either. But I would not use it for other reasons. Have fun.

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