After extensive searching on the web we found that there are many different ways to frame and insulate a basement, and each is offered as "the best method". Additionally, there wasn't enough down and dirty details to help these amateurs feel confident. So, we modified our internet search and began looking for highly recommended publications for framing, drywall, and basement finishing. Yes, we're going to kick it old school and go with actual books. :)
This is the list we've come up with.
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Framing Basics Illustrated - Norman Skanon
- Drywall: Professional Techniques for Great Results - Myron R Ferguson
- Make It Right: Expert Advice on Home Renovation - Mike Holmes
- Make It Right: Attics And Basements - Mike Holmes