By Joseph Fernicola
As Ant wrote, I am currently working on a wine cellar in my basement. It will be in the back corner. The area was partially framed, and my father-in-law and I finished framing it with 2x3 and 2x4 last weekend. The area needs to be wrapped in vapor barrier, which is "6-mil" plastic sheeting, and is a real pain in the ass to tuck between the studs and the foundation. I then put a layer of insulation and covered it with moisture-resistant drywall; half of one wall is done. We also laid a piece of plywood on the floor, which will eventually be covered with parkay tiles. I had to frame out a cutout for a cooling unit too. The whole room will be about 5 by 7 feet. When it's done I we'll have a wine tasting at my house.