plywood panels


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Old 01-25-03, 09:02 AM
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I am planning on some demolition/renovation in the future. We plan to remove the sheetrock and run additional wiring, cat. 5, speaker wires and to insulate the walls. The walls are level 2x4 studs and 16 OC. The question I propose is, can I use ¾’’ oak plywood panels instead of sheetrock? Will there be problems with moisture? This will not be done next to the garage (fire block). I would like to also use the plywood to support open bookshelves. The standard panels to me look poor in quality and in finish.
 
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Old 01-25-03, 09:57 AM
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Installing panelling

Typically, panels less than 1/4" thick need a solid backing–such as a level and flat plasterboard wall behind them for support. Panels 1/4" and thicker can be installed directly over even framing members–studs or furring strips (check building codes for your area). If installing directly over studs, Outside walls should have a vapor barrier over the faces of the studs. Screwing bookshelf supports into studs will assure stability and support.
 
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Old 01-25-03, 04:50 PM
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Thank you for the info. Now to convince my "better half" on this project.
 
 

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