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Trying to upgrade some bedroom closets to utilize some reclaimed wood, and wanted to know what the consensus was for using OSB or plywood in place of drywall.

The closets - 7'x8' (8' ceiling) - are mostly interior walls but do have an exterior wall in each, minimal wiring and no known pipes (save for the bathroom vent). I'm thinking the OSB would provide better structure for my wall and make it easier to attach the reclaimed wood.

It is unorthodox, and I have read up a little on fire rating. Was also thinking of putting drywall over the OSB to assist in that.

Does anyone have any advice?
 

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Save the OSB for a job it is called for and use the sheetrock.
 

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Trying to upgrade some bedroom closets to utilize some reclaimed wood, and wanted to know what the consensus was for using OSB or plywood in place of drywall.



joeyd, why not simply attach the reclaimed wood to the existing studs and put a piece of reclaimed wood vertically in the corners ? After all, it's a closet. Don't think you'll be entertaining there, will ya ?? :wink2:
 

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I don't know if the lack of drywall will meet the fire code but nailing the salvaged wood directly to the OSB would be easiest.
 

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If it is a single family detached house and it is not in the garage or behind a wood stove, there are no fire code issues. OSB should make a decent base for nailing on reclaimed lumber. The OSB would be buried in the wall system like OSB on the outside.
 
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