Can I put foam boards up after I frame a basement?
I framed my basement, however I wasn't going to insulate my basement because I have a wood stove, and it stays pretty warm. But I feel for summer I want to have some insulation to keep it cool. Can I put foam board in between my studs and tac nail it?
You could put foam between the studs, but why not batts? Were you choosing foam due to reading here about using foam on basement walls to stop vapor from migrating into walls? If that’s the reason, I would sooner try to slip a sheet of 6-mil polyethylene vapor barrier behind the wood to keep it dry. Then you could use batts which would be easier to install. Is there space between the wood and the concrete? They really shouldn’t be touching.
As for the point of the insulation – the woodstove is keeping it warm, but it’s also warming the concrete and ground outside. Insulating it will save you a lot of wood in winter. If it’s bare concrete walls that are unprotected on the outside from moisture, then a vapor barrier against the concrete will help keep it dry in summer which would be a lot more comfortable probably.
Here is our page on how to insulate basements so they won't go moldy, this may help you. If you have more questions just ask, we're always happy to help.