Framing up a wall in the basement
New to this Site but so far I love it. I bought my house about a year ago and have done a lot of work so far. Mostly aesthetic stuff i've done myself but have been learning alot as I go and am not afraid to tackle most projects with some help from more knowledgeable friends and family.
Our basement is "unfinished" and was getting water. We recently had a french drain system put in and are hoping not to have to deal with that anymore. There was an old paneled workshop down there but i tore it out b/c it was stupidly designed and also moldy and nasty. Now that the basement is dry and relatively empty i'm planning on putting a new shop up. For now i dont really have plans of "finishing" the space. I need a shop area b/c we dont have a garage or a shed. Other then that I plan on having a laundry area, small gym/work out area, the shop, and that will also leave another area that can be finished at a later time.
So the question I have is can I use screws for framing up this wall? Can I use deck screws or something rather then trying to get a nail gun? Also any advice on general framing in a basement is welcomed and appreciated. The trickiest part i see is framing up a wall next to the existing stairs.