Well, I will answer to hobbiest woodworker, telescope maker, and cabinet maker, but certainly do not have much construction experience other than building an observatory 10 years ago. Anyway, I'm looking for photos and ideas on how to but in some room dividers into a new building I am having built. My old shop (http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ight=Tom+Clark) was one 40x60 room, complete with heat and air. The mild climate of north Florida made that possible. The new building is going up in New Mexico, and as soon as the building is finished, I am going to divide the 36x60 building into a 36x36 shop, and the rest will be two rooms for exercise and storage. Only the shop portion will have heat and air. (The entire building will have R-11 walls and R-19 ceiling.)
After much research, the walls will have styrofoam insulation added, and will be paneled with either OSB or 3/8 plywood. Adding the paneling to the outside walls will be easy, as the walls are just going to be 8' high. However, the interior walls are going to be tougher. The walls will not be structual in any way. I will make the studs 8' high, but then I have to build the wall up to the ceiling and insulate that area too.
There's the problem! How to build the short wall on top to fill in to the ceiling. If anyone has done something like this, a few photos sure would help. Or maybe a link to another thread that shows how this was done?
Below is a photo of the old shop so you can see what the new one will look like. Just imagine trying to divide this room into three rooms.
Thanks for any ideas you can provide.