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I just joined this place, which seems to be a wonderful resource. :thumbsup:

I am about to finish the garage as a shop. I can get my hands on 5/16 T&G paneling pretty cheap, and I wonder if I could put it on part of two walls, on the corner where I will have the woodworker bench. The studs are bare, 16" OC. Is this material too thin to apply direct over the studs?
 

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You could staple paper to the studs. Is your question what is the best way to apply this, or are you looking for approval of this material as a finish?
 

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My first concern is if this material without sheetrock behind will have enough rigidity.. is not like it is 3/4" T&G.

As for the installation, are you talking plain brown paper of roofing paper? I assume the insulation paper will be on the surface. I am still thinking about the insulation. The walls have 2x4s but the bottom plate is 2x6, so I was thinking on glue/finish-nailing 6" pieces of 1/5" ply every 16" or so and then 2x2 nailed on top thru the ply into the stud. That would allow for R21 which here in Minnesota would help. I do not know if 16" spacing for the ply spacers is enough, or could I go to 20" or 24". The more space, the better thermal separation. Am I in the right track?
 
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