I just moved into my first house a few months ago and I am in the process of setting up the garage as my workshop. When I moved into the house the garage was completely unfinished and (obviously) neglected by the previous owner. I have started hanging sheetrock on the walls, but I have no idea what to do for my very uneven ceiling.
Saying the ceiling is uneven is really an understatement...the plumber and electrician that worked on this house were just plain lazy! I have two fire sprinklers in the garage and both of the lines are just nailed off to the bottom of the joists (even though there was plenty of room to run between them). There are drain lines that are done the same way (instead of running them between the joists) and most of the wiring/data/cable in the garage is just stapled off to what ever was close by.
I plan on rerouting most of the wiring/data/cable wires, but rerouting the plumbing will be more trouble than it's worth. It looks like I could clear most of the plumbing and wiring by adding furring strips to the joists and attaching the drywall to that, but I'm not sure if that is the best way. I also not sure to do about the back portion of the garage where the drain lines are...I could frame up something around the drains to hang sheetrock on, or I could put a suspended ceiling in the back 1/3 of the garage.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!