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Ceiling with light

Experts agree that improved lighting should play a key role in every garage makeover.

Mike and Marta Clark skipped the time-consuming mess, fuss, and expense of drywall installation, and covered their shop ceiling with light-reflecting corrugated PVC. "For my woodworking activities, it's a perfect solution--and the panels should work well for other garages and home shops, too." Mike says.

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Comments (6)
3-j wrote:

Quite possibly, if in a garage or workshop, city codes might specify 5/8" drywall for ceilings. ??

7/30/2015 02:32:03 PM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

Kay Taggart makes a good point about the fire hazard using PVC for the ceiling. I am making my shop and had considered OSB for the ceiling, but I was advised not to use that as it too presents a fire hazard. I ended up using 1/2" Drywall.

6/14/2013 06:58:31 PM Report Abuse
kay taggart wrote:

Not sure what the building code would be for the Clarks but I would be very nervous about the fire hazard created by using PVCfor a ceiling. A woodworking shop is no place to skimp on safety.

6/13/2013 02:26:55 PM Report Abuse
roses MI wrote:

mine is OSB painted white with 4 4ft T-8s, 7 fixtures in a 24X24

6/13/2013 01:28:28 PM Report Abuse
kenely1 wrote:

I agree with MGeweke1. Plywood is already there. why not just paint it with a shellac based white paint and save the bucks for projects?

6/13/2013 10:37:02 AM Report Abuse
MGeweke1 wrote:

Why not just save time and money and paint the ceiling a bright white?

6/13/2013 10:25:54 AM Report Abuse

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