We have a 20' x 20' workshop detached from our house. I'm converting
it to an office/studio.
The workshop had plywood nailed to the frame for the walls with no
insulation. I don't have a large budget for his project, so I have
pried the plywood panels off and added batt insulation in the walls,
then nailed the plywood panels back up.
I've completed that phase. And instead of sheet rocking the walls, I
found a tip where you can take a roller and cover the walls with
sheetrock joint compound. It worked amazingly well. The walls look
like they are sheetrocked and finished.
The reason for the concern with the insulation, is that I want the
place to be able to be cooled effectively with a window unit AC. We
are in Texas.
The joists in the ceiling are exposed. A friend of mine who is a home
builder suggested that I put Celetex foam on the bottom of the joists
with drywall screws. I would then blow in Cellulose in the attic
Question 1) How do I preserve access to the attic with a hatch of some
I'm thinking that I would like to use luan or OSB to put underneath
the celetex foam. And then possibly glue acoustic tile to the wood.
This is the plan so far. Is it misdirected or will it work?