cedar closet & cedar roof
customer wants closet built in basement & line it w/ 1/4″ cedar plywood. Told her probably have to put up drywall 1st since that stuff is so thin. Got a message – she wants to know if I can just put the studs closer together. what do you think? They really won’t be saving much money. How can I reason w/ them that drywall is an acceptable idea? shouldn’t it be there for a fire barrier?
another question – what is your preference w/ white cedar for roofing – do you treat it or just let it weather naturally?
just glue and nail it up..it's a closet.
can't help about white cedar, never used em
BTW, you mean actual cedar closetliner right? It's chips all pressed and glued..the 5/16 x4 t&g is a lot better.
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Just let her know that without drywall... the rest of her basement will stink (or smell nice) like cedar. It's bad enough with the cedar on drywall... all taped up.
FWIW, I would also get in writing that it is not warranted that way. But do it however she wants if she is willing to sign off and it doesn't violate any codes.
Put the studs 12 OC. thats all you really need.
You using the camphor treated cedar?
I'm using red cedar on my roof ( 60 sq)but used the white cedar on the entire last house I did for the walls.
Its really a personal preferance.
All the houses in my historic district have used the red cedar.
I'd look at the cedar bureau website for more info to help determine the pos and negs for you.
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They really won't be saving much money. How can I reason w/ them that drywall is an acceptable idea?
What are they afraid of? Is this a normal closet, or sized more like my first apartment? You did mention that all the DW would need is simple taping (and not much of that), right? The point about the fragrance is probably best, the "smell" is what is supposed to keep the bugs away. With DW up, tell them you do not have to add any material to support the cedar material.