Plywood / Discussions

What kind of non-toxic exterior sheathing can be used in place of plywood?

...plywood called Purebond from Columbia Forest Products in case you will have any plywood on the interior. I called the company to check and they tell me that it ...

Posted by pier charter June 4, 2020, 1:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

Should a Vapor Barrier be installed over Exterior Grade Plywood?

...Plywood. The walls are insulated with traditional Fiberglass Pink. I will be putting solid 3/4" wood siding over top of the exterior walls. I plan on strapping ...

Posted by Michael Klauck March 6, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Where can I find formaldehyde free cabinets that aren't plywood?

I'm looking for a formaldehyde free cabinet that is all wood and is no or low voc. No plywood please. Are you looking for formaldehyde-free cabinets for a kitc...

Posted by Camille Young Dec. 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m. Kitchens 3 Responses

What is the best material to use on top of plywood for water proofing?

...Plywood + Peel and sticks (Vent SA from Cosella-Dörken) is the best way to go for optimal outcome? Any tips on which materials to use? Plywood thickness, tape o...

Posted by Babak K July 27, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Do you buy leftover lumber?

...plywood - 2x4s ,2x6s different lengths. (yellow pine)÷ There is a growing market for buying and selling used building materials online , the following page can ...

Posted by Marty Clinton Sept. 23, 2020, 2:35 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

What is safer than OSB for someone with multiple chemical sensitivities?

...plywood options? What is the healthiest product for home contsruction? Who makes the healthiest structural plywood or building product? Please help. I am also i...

Posted by Ian Smith April 27, 2020, 1:01 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How to fix condensation on ceilings?

Hi! We moved into a house last winter (it is a 50 year old home) and we notice condensation on the ceilings. The house also had plywood soffits with minimal ve...

Posted by Jessica Sadler Nov. 13, 2019, 11:48 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

Which insulation should I use under my cottage?

...plywood foundation wall sitting on a continous block wall, I assume the 2x6 / plywood wall is all above grade? Is the wall in good shape with no moisture or s...

Posted by denis maurier May 3, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...plywood? What I’m getting at here is that it really isn’t, or doesn’t *have* to be a crawl space anymore. If the walls (or ‘sides’) are just plywood then it s...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

We want to use fir T and G for our interior walls instead of drywall (new build with plywood exterior sheathing and Tyvek - which will eventually have cedar sh...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...plywood, 2 1/2 " Type II EPS. Tyvek, siding. I intend to remove the EPS and install a self-adhering WRB on the plywood. Since I have the EPS will I create any p...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you stop air leaks in an old 1950's house?

...plywood ( Assume plywood was not used at that time) which results in gaps between the planks at the perimeter of the main floor and under all walls, and under t...

Posted by Don Fraser Sept. 3, 2021, 3:22 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall?

...plywood panels. The siding is in OK shape but I really want the plywood panel interior gone and replaced with drywall. My idea is to tear out the plywood and ...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to deal with a drop ceiling in a high humidity room?

...plywood subfloor of the outdoor deck. From the inside of this portion of the indoor pool from interior ceiling to the outdoor deck subfloor is tongue and groove...

Posted by steve Roberts Dec. 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace? It's in the Haliburton Highlands

Our cottage is on concrete piers. The cottage crawlspace is uneven ranging from 30-36 inches. Exterior of crawlspace surrounded by pressure treated plywood ski...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

...plywood sheathing. Do you mean to strip off the sheathing boards? If so, is it instead possible to nail the plywood over the existing sheathing? At that point y...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...plywood sheathing. Do you mean to strip off the 1x8's sheathing boards? If so, is it instead possible to to nail the plywood over the existing sheathing? At tha...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Which insulation do I use for interior walls of a framed in bunker?

...plywood, concrete floor and metal pump pan. The building is on posts. Need to determine best way to insulate along studs in bunker and floor joists for temp and...

Posted by Dale Klubertanz March 23, 2021, 10:38 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses