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 Wanting to Finnish my basement ceiling, would like to use something in 4x8 sheets,  I saw on one site a guy using lauan type plywood, my trusses are 2ft oncenter I would think thinner materials would sag eventually. Thinking osb or plywood would work well. Some paneling is nice but again worried about sagging.

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1 hour ago, jimw said:

 Wanting to Finnish my basement ceiling, would like to use something in 4x8 sheets,  I saw on one site a guy using lauan type plywood, my trusses are 2ft oncenter I would think thinner materials would sag eventually. Thinking osb or plywood would work well. Some paneling is nice but again worried about sagging.

If you get tempered 1/4" osb it will work.

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About 15 years ago I finished a basement ceiling using 2' x 4' acoustical ceiling tiles fastened to the truss bottoms with cup washers and screws.  Still had easy access to plumbing, etc.  I used a brick pattern.  This was in a woodworking shop which is directly below the kitchen.  Sound deadening was excellent.

Just a thought.  These tiles haven't sagged at all in 15 years.

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What if you would put 2x2's a crosse in between the joists for added support just a thought.

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27 minutes ago, jimw said:

Tiles would be easy to work with, not sure how price would compare, what is tempered osb 

The more expensive one. It's stiffer. There is a cheap grade of 1/4" osb thats wavy gravy.

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Just a thought. We had several below the joist water lines and such it wasn't possible to make a ceiling so we covered the areas where the heat ducts are and painted the rest. Wife went with a flat black and it soaked in some so it kind of resembles a stain. Sounds crazy but it looks real nice. The worst part was insulating and blocking between the joists at the basement walls.

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We used osb to cover the I side walls of our garage when we insulated it. I have regretted using osb ever since. Had to paint it 3x to cover, places on the osb peeled, and you can still see that it is osb.

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2 hours ago, boog said:

We used osb to cover the I side walls of our garage when we insulated it. I have regretted using osb ever since. Had to paint it 3x to cover, places on the osb peeled, and you can still see that it is osb.

I refuse to use OSB for that reason among others. Nothing but full dimensional plywood here. 

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FREAKING stuff is out of site cost here in Nashville.  Metal looks cool if it would work with wife's idea of decorating.

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